Outbreak Of Deadly Bacterial Disease Affecting Dogs Reported In San Diego – KPBS
An outbreak of leptospirosis, a contagious bacterial disease, has been reported in dogs in the region, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency announced Thursday.
Since October, 34 confirmed and probable cases of leptospirosis have been documented among local dogs, primarily in the Hillcrest and Mission Hills areas. Several dogs required hospitalization and at least one was euthanized.
Boarding at kennels that allow dog-to-dog interaction is a major risk factor, though some ill dogs…