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Newly Isolated Virus May Be Tied to Dog Deaths in Ohio

Cincinnati (WKRC) - There is new information about some dog deaths at a local pet care facility. A number of dogs that spent time at the Pet Spot in Norwood were sickened or died prompting an investigation by authorities in Ohio. Now The Ohio Department of Agriculture is now saying a newly detected virus may be responsible for the death of those dogs and another dog in Ohio.

The ODA is still looking into the matter and they're trying to determine if 4 dogs in Ohio had the same illness before dying. These are three tied to the Pet Spot and a 4th from the Akron area.

One of the dead dogs tested positive for Canine Circovirus, a newly isolated virus. Investigators do not know where it comes from or how it spreads. The state has asked veterinarians to watch for symptoms, which include vomiting and weight loss in their patients.



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