Parvovirus

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    • Nearly 2,000 pets and stray dogs in Amravati city were affected by canine parvovirus virus.

    What is Parvovirus?

    • About:
      • It is a highly contagious viral disease that can also be life-threatening in puppies and dogs. 
      • Parvovirus affects the intestinal tract of canines with puppies being more susceptible.
    • Symptoms:
      • Bloody diarrhoea, vomiting, drastic weight loss, dehydration and lethargy are some of the symptoms. The virus has reported a 90 per cent mortality rate.
      • The virus has reported a 90 per cent mortality rate.
    • Transmission:
      • The highly contagious 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:
      • It has no cure and inoculating a puppy or a dog gives them a fighting chance against the infection. 

    Source: IE