Pneumonic Plague in a Dog and Widespread Potential Human Exposure in a Veterinary Hospital, United S
A powerful reminder to always consider and rule-out zoonotic diseases in endemic areas.
In summary, pneumonic plague, although rare, should be considered in dogs that have fever and respiratory signs with potential exposure in disease-endemic areas, regardless of season and lobar distribution. Efficient zoonotic disease communication and response plans should be prepared for large-scale events.
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