2012-04-27 09:04:00 -0700
Where: Hollywood Park, Peterson Woods, Chicago, IL, 60659
ALERT Blastomycosis Incident in Hollywood Park, Legion Park, North side, 60659. Please be aware this is a very dangerous fungal infection and takes anywhere from 1 wk to 120 days to show signs. Please google.. Has already taken one dog's sight from the park here. Earlier in the yr, Jan 2012, a previous alert was given for Waukegan by a vet. Wooded area, areas of wet leaves, wet logs, is also air borne and no vaccination for this treatement is expensive and disease is fatal if not treated. Can be mistaken for kennel cough, outher chest issues. Please Google and Be safe.
DO NOT BE FOOLED THIS IS NOT RARE. Humans can also be infected with the same fungus. This was once called the "Chicago's Disease" An area in Des Plaines had a human outbreak a few yrs ago.
Read more about Blastomycosis in the DogHeirs article: Blastomycosis in Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention.