Canine Virus Confirmed & Governor Speaks Out

Canine Virus Confirmed & Governor Speaks Out

Canine Virus Confirmed & Governor Speaks Out. I'm Greg Martin with today's Northwest Report.

Parvo has been confirmed in Oregon's Pacific County. Canine parvovirus weakens dogs' immune systems and causes them to become more susceptible to infection. It has already killed one puppy and three other dogs are being treated across in Washington. Symptoms of the virus include vomiting and diarrhea that can lead to possibly fatal dehydration in some cases. If your pet shows any of these signs you need to take him to your vet as soon as possible. Dogs can survive parvo with treatment.

As governors across the U.S. struggle with whether or not to accept Syrian refugees after the attacks on Paris, Washington Governor Jay Inlsee and a group of security experts and faith leaders stood their ground on the issue and underscored the urgency of continuing to receive refugees. Inslee said he refused to buy into anti-Muslim rhetoric and fear as well as demonizing Syrian immigrants.

INSLEE: We are going to continue to welcome those who take refuge from persecution regardless of where they come from and regardless of what religion they practice and I think that is an important American attribute. We also believe that we should make sure that we have the most vigorous screening given the nature of our concerns. It is my belief that this is one of many moments where our national character is tested.

That's today's Northwest Report. I'm Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network of the West.

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