Deadly Dog Disease Spreads at Occupy SF

Contagious Dog Disease Spreads at Occupy SF

By Chris Roberts
|  Tuesday, Nov 15, 2011  |  Updated 1:07 PM PDT
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Deadly Dog Disease Spreads at Occupy SF

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Occupy SF protesters have created a "tent city" in Herman Plaza, in downtown San Francisco.

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Don't bring your dogs to Justin Herman Plaza, Occupiers.

Three dogs residing at the Occupy SF encampment by The Embarcadero have tested positive for a highly contagious disease called the parvovirus, according to the San Francisco Examiner.

The San Francisco SPCA and city Animal Care and Control visited the camp on Monday to offer free veterinary service to the dozens of dogs at the camp, according to the newspaper. Some dog owners took their pooches to the makeshift vet; others accused officials of spreading bad publicity.

Parvovirus results in vomiting and bloody diarrhea, according to the newspaper.

The parvovirus isn't the only affliction to have befallen dogs at the camp, the SPCA says -- kennel cough, a highly contagious respiratory illness, is likely flourishing as well.

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