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Parvovirus outbreak in Willmar, Minn., area prompts reminder from veterinarians to vaccinate dogs


WILLMAR -- An outbreak of canine parvovirus in the Willmar area has prompted local veterinarians to remind dog owners to make sure their pet's shots are up to date.

Well over a dozen cases, including some deaths, have been reported within the past two to three weeks.

It's a dramatic increase compared to what veterinarians usually see, said Dr. Dan Cook, owner of Country Lakes Veterinary Clinic, Green Lake Pet Hospital and Willmar Pet Hospital.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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