An Old Infectious Disease Is New Again
Infectious canine hepatitis has resurfaced in the United States; owners may need to reconsider their dogs vaccination protocol.
Its baaaaack. News that infectious canine hepatitis surfaced in New England this summer is not exactly on par with the possessed television sets and otherworldly bedroom-closet portals in the 1980s horror flick Poltergeist. But the fact that the disease formally known as canine adenovirus-1, or CAV-1 has materialized in the United States is likely to induce goosebumps in those who have opted to not vaccinate against it, thinking it was essentially obliterated in the American dog population.