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  • NYC: Unconfirmed report of rescue dog dying within 24 hrs from lepto in spite of having been vaccinated

    http://patch.com/new-york/new-york-c...-you-need-know
    NYC Rat-Related Infection Risk For Dogs: What You Need To Know

    Here's what you need to know to keep your pup safe from the contagious bacterial infection that just killed one person in the Bronx.



    By Sarah Kaufman (Patch Staff) - February 15, 2017 3:20 pm ET NEW YORK, NY A rare bacterial infection called leptospirosis (lepto), caused by contact with rat urine, has led to one person's death in the Bronx, and because dogs are especially susceptible to lepto, now New York City dog rescues are spreading warnings on the Internet for dog owners to protect their dogs from the same infection.
    "A fellow rescue colleague informed us that one of their rescue dogs just died within 24 hours," wrote Second Chance Rescue NYC Dogs on its Facebook group on Wednesday. The group said the dog had received a lepto vaccine and still died of the bacteria infection. A request for comment from the group was not immediately returned...
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