University of Nebraska Medical Center

Map shows where mysterious dog respiratory illness has spread in U.S.

CBS News

mysterious illness that causes fever, cough and lethargy in dogs has now spread to at least 16 states, the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine said earlier this month.

Over the last year, there’s been a rise in the number of dogs getting infected with what vets have named Atypical Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex, or aCIRDC.

Not much is known about the origin of the disease but dogs who are believed to have caught it present severe symptoms that in some cases can lead to death. 

Here is what we know about the mystery illness:

Where have cases of dog respiratory illness been confirmed?

According to the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, the illness has reached a total of 16 states: California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. 

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