Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex:

Updates and Resources for Veterinarians and Pet Owners

“Cornell University issued a press release on April 12, 2015 that states that the ongoing canine influenza in the Chicago area is due to the H3N2 subtype of canine influenza, not the H3N8 subtype that has been seen in the U.S. previously. This is the first identification of the H3N2 subtype outside of Asia. At this time, it is not known if the currently available H3N8 vaccines will provide any cross-immunity to dogs exposed to the H3N2 subtype.” American Veterinary Medical Association, April 13, 2015

The Chicago Veterinary Medical Association recommends that pet owners speak with their veterinarian about available vaccinations based upon lifestyle and risk exposure of their pets.

Canine Influenza Virus Remains Problem for Dog Owners in Chicago Area

(March 9, 2017, Chicago Veterinary Medical Association)

Canine Influenza Virus Graphic
(Cornell University)

Pet Owners Urged to Remain Vigilant with Canine Influenza Virus Still Present in the Chicago Area
(December 17, 2015, Chicago Veterinary Medical Association)

The Canine Influenza Virus Surveillance Task Force Testing Summary (3/2/15 – 7/10/15)
(July 10, 2015, Cornell University)

The Canine Influenza Virus Outbreak in Chicago Area Updates
(July 10, 2015, Cornell University)

Pet Owners Urged to Remain on Heightened Alert Due to Canine Influenza Virus
(May 18, 2015, Chicago Veterinary Medical Association)

Update on Canine Influenza Outbreak
(April 17, 2015, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College Veterinary Medicine)

New Developments in Midwestern Canine Influenza Outbreak
(April 17, 2015, University of Wisconsin, Madison)

Midwest Canine Influenza Outbreak Caused by New Strain of Virus
(April 12, 2015, Cornell University)


Additional American Veterinary Medical Association resources on canine influenza include the following:

Chicago Canine Influenza Outbreak Traced to H3N2 Strain

Canine Influenza (Reference for Veterinarians, Updated April 22, 2015)

Canine Influenza FAQ (Updated April 22, 2015)

Canine Influenza: Pet Owners’ Guide

Canine Influenza Client Handout (AVMA Members Only)