Zoonoses

What are Zoonoses? No, we're not talking about an elephant's trunk. Zoonoses are diseases that animals and people share – in the wild, on the farm or in your home. Although there is little risk of contracting a disease from animals in Alberta, it's still a good idea to know what to look for in your...

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Canine Influenza (H3N2)

In 2015, a strain of canine influenza began spreading in parts of the United States including Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and New York State. In January 2018, this virus was identified in Canada for the first time, in Ontario.

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Rabies

What is rabies? Rabies is a fatal disease of the nervous system. It is caused by a virus that can infect all warm-blooded animals, including humans. The virus attacks the brain and spinal cord,...

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Avian Influenza

What is Avian Influenza? Avian Influenza Virus (AIV), often called 'bird flu' is a contagious viral infection causes by avian influenza type A viruses. These viruses occur naturally among wild...

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Zoonoses