A dog in Oswego County, N.Y., has died from Eastern equine encephalitis, a disease that rarely affects animals other than horses but can prove fatal when it does. "Before, we were never screening for this condition in dogs and dogs that present acute neurological signs, so it certainly raises a red flag," said veterinarian Maureen Luschini. Veterinarians advise dog owners to keep their pets away from areas with stagnant water that can be breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

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