Canine Flu FAQ
Can people get Canine Flu?
There is no evidence to date demonstrating that the canine influenza virus
can be spread from dogs to humans. It is typically uncommon for a virus to
“travel” from one species of animal to another, and then become infectious
among individuals of the second species with normally functioning immune
What can people do to help prevent spreading Canine Flu from one dog to another?
Any dog infected with Canine Flu or as any other respiratory
disease should be kept away from other dogs until the illness completely
Solutions as simple as soap and water are effective
disinfectants for eliminating the virus from surfaces. To help reduce the risk
of spreading the virus, gloves should be worn when handling infected dogs or
cleaning contaminated cages.
Where can I go for additional information about Canine Flu?
For more information about canine influenza, please visit the
American Veterinary Medical Association's Canine