Canine Distemper case confirmed in Washington County

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As the Humane Society of Parkesburg is still under quarantine for canine distemper there's a confirmed case of it across the river.

There is one confirmed case in Washington County.

Canine distemper is a contagious virus that affects the respiratory system of unvaccinated puppies and dogs, once infected there is no cure.

The Humane Society of the Ohio Valley says its aware of the situation.

They are looking for those who adopted from a litter of beagle/hound mix puppies in Waterford, Ohio. They are most likely infected as well.

They say the black and tan beagle hound mix puppy was adopted off of Wells Road in Waterford.

"It was confirmed yesterday that the dog was positive for distemper,” says Misty Carpenter, of the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley. “The humane officer made contact with the resident in Waterford. We were able to at least get confirmation from the owner of the puppy that was taken the vet. She had also contacted someone she had known who got a puppy. There are still six puppies, and we are not sure where they have gone."

The Humane Society suggests you keep your dogs away from unknown unvaccinated ones.

In light of this the pooch pool party planned for Monday night at the Marietta Aquatic Center is canceled.

To help get this under control tractor supply in Marietta will hold a vaccination clinic from 4- 5:30 p.m. Saturday.