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Parvovirus reported in Wrangell


WRANGELL — A highly contagious and potentially fatal canine virus has been reported in Wrangell.

Two cases of Parvovirus, symptoms of which include lethargy, severe vomiting, loss of appetite and bloody diarrhea, have been reported in Wrangell, said Judge Conniff, a local vet.

“I had two cases, both of them doing very well, both of them discharged,” he said.

Several dog deaths earlier in the year could be tied to this outbreak, but there’s no way to know for sure, Conniff said.

“No way to know the answer to that question for sure,” he said. “We’ve had some enteric disease d...

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