Fort Wayne/ Allen County
Parvovirus alert issued in city
Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control officials issued a canine parvovirus alert Wednesday, reminding dog owners of the importance of vaccinating dogs of all ages against the parvovirus infection.
The highly contagious viral disease rapidly spreads among dogs and can be fatal. Puppies less than six months old are at the highest risk.
For the protection of all dogs, residents should contact a veterinarian or a low-cost clinic to have their dogs vaccinated.
If residents plan to give up a dog to a shelter or rescue organization, have the dog vaccinated with the distemper/parvovirus combination seven days prior. Puppies should receive a series of three vaccines at two-week intervals.
Health law forum at library tonight
The panel for this evenings town hall meeting on the federal health care law will include state Reps. Phil GiaQuinta, D-Fort Wayne, and Matthew Lehman, R-Berne.
The forum will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the downtown Allen County Public Library. Seating will begin at 5:30. Sponsors are HealthVisions of Fort Wayne, Indiana Minority Health Coalition and Covering Kids and Families.
Other panelists are Dr. Deborah McMahon, city-county health commissioner; Doug Powers, attorney at Beckman Lawson; Mary Haupert, president and CEO of Neighborhood Health Clinics; and Paul Chase, deputy director for policy and administration for Covering Kids and Families.
For information, call 745-1600 or email eventsFW@hvusa.org.