Recently, a surge in the number of cases of parvovirus in canines has occurred in Massachusetts. Veterinarians are unsure why the virus has become so prolific this season and are urging pet owners in Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut to have their dogs vaccinated. Be aware that parvovirus can be contracted by exposure to infected fecal matter. So keep your dogs from getting too close to piles of scat. While this particular strain seems to come solely from other canines, the disease does affect wild canines (Coyotes & Fox) and is occasionally seen in raccoons. Parvo is generally not harmful to adult humans but it can present mild symptoms in children according to the Mayo Clinic.
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More information about dog vaccinations and symptoms can be found on various, credible websites.