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Cases of Dog Flu Found in Florida

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Posted at 9:33 AM, May 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-31 05:46:02-04

FLORIDA, U.S. (WTXL) -- Health officials here in Florida confirm there are seven active cases of the Canine Influenza Virus, also known as Dog Flu.

There are also six more cases pending. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services with the University of Florida say, all dogs being treated are in stable condition.

While the virus is highly contagious, there is no evidence that it infects people.

Authorities say the virus has been around the country since 2015, and this is the first time it's been confirmed in Florida.