What is the news?
Nearly 2,000 pets and stray dogs in Amravati city have been affected by canine parvovirus virus.
What is Canine Parvovirus?
Canine Parvovirus is a highly contagious viral disease that can be life-threatening in puppies and dogs.
The virus impacts dogs gastrointestinal tracts and has a 90% mortality rate.
Symptoms: Bloody diarrhoea, vomiting, drastic weight loss, dehydration and lethargy are some of its symptoms.
Transmission among Dogs: The virus spreads through direct contact with an infected dog or by indirect contact with a contaminated object, including the hands and clothing of people who handle infected dogs.
Treatment: Parvovirus has no cure, and vaccinating a puppy or a dog gives them a fighting chance against the infection.
Source: This post is based on the article ‘Explained: What is Parvovirus that has affected over 2,000 dogs in Maharashtra’s Amravati city?’ published in Indian Express on 20th Dec 2021.