Influenza Virus Transmission from Horses to Dogs, Australia
Peter D Kirkland, Deborah S Finlaison, Ellie Crispe, Aeron C Hurt
EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES | CENTERS DISEASE CONTROL | Published : 2010
During the 2007 equine influenza outbreak in Australia, respiratory disease in dogs in close contact with infected horses was noted; influenza (H3N8) virus infection was confirmed. Nucleotide sequence of the virus from dogs was identical to that from horses. No evidence of dog-to-dog transmission or virus persistence in dogs was found.
We are indebted to the staff of the Virology Laboratory for technical support and to the NSW Department of Primary Industries for funding. The Melbourne WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research in Influenza is supported by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.