Canine Flu in Minnesota
Canine Influenza H3N2 was first identified in the United States in March of 2015 and spread to 23 states in 5 months. A second outbreak began in May 2017. Minnesota has had ten positive canine influenza cases in 2017 (as of 8/17/17) in Crow Wing, Kandiyohi, Ramsey, Sherburne and Wright counties. Although taken off the list of reportable diseases in 2016, canine influenza is back on the list of diseases reportable to the Board of Animal Health.