virus http://michiganradio.org en Michigan authorities are closely watching mysterious dog illness outbreak in Ohio http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-authorities-are-closely-watching-mysterious-dog-illness-outbreak-ohio <p>Officials in Michigan are paying close attention to a mysterious outbreak that's killing dogs in Ohio.</p><p></p><p>During the past month, more than a half dozen dogs in the Akron and Cincinnati areas have been sickened by a mysterious illness.&nbsp; About half have died, some only about 48 hours after first showing symptoms, which include severe diarrhea and vomiting.</p><p></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 20:30:48 +0000 Steve Carmody 14342 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan authorities are closely watching mysterious dog illness outbreak in Ohio Tough Mudder races are filthy, and we're not talking about mud http://michiganradio.org/post/tough-mudder-races-are-filthy-and-were-not-talking-about-mud <p>The norovirus is the latest obstacle that participants in Tough Mudder races have to fight.</p><p>In June, participants in Brooklyn, Michigan's <a href="http://toughmudder.com/about/">Tough Mudder</a> race got more than a mouthful of mud. 22,000 participants and supporters were at the event.</p><p>Afterward, the Michigan Department of Community Health received "many reports of gastrointestinal illnesses." With some investigation by the MDCH&nbsp;Bureau of Laboratories, that bug turned out to be a&nbsp;norovirus.</p><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 19:11:55 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 13984 at http://michiganradio.org Tough Mudder races are filthy, and we're not talking about mud Koi herpesvirus shows up in wild Michigan fish http://michiganradio.org/post/koi-herpesvirus-shows-wild-michigan-fish <p>State officials say they&rsquo;ve discovered a virus for the first time in wild fish in Michigan. It&rsquo;s called <a href="http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/vm113">koi herpesvirus</a>.</p><p>Gary Whelan is with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.</p><p>He says the virus might have contributed to the <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153--258390--,00.html">death of several hundred common carp</a> in Kent Lake last June. Whelan says the virus is known to affect common carp, goldfish and koi. And it can be fatal.</p> Thu, 04 Aug 2011 14:41:19 +0000 Rebecca Williams 3613 at http://michiganradio.org Koi herpesvirus shows up in wild Michigan fish AP: Virus may have contributed to Kent Lake fish kill http://michiganradio.org/post/ap-virus-may-have-contributed-kent-lake-fish-kill <p>Michigan officials say a fish virus may have contributed to a June fish kill of 300 to 500 common carp in<br /> Kent Lake.</p><p>The state Department of Natural Resources announced Wednesday that samples taken from the lake in Livingston and Oakland counties detected the presence of koi herpesvirus.</p><p>State officials say it&#39;s the first time the virus has been found in wild fish samples in Michigan. It was detected in a private koi pond near Grand Rapids in 2003.</p><p>The DNR says the virus has been seen before in large-scale common carp die-offs in Ontario, Canada, in 2007 and 2008.</p><p>The virus affects common carp, goldfish and koi. The state says there are no human health effects. Wed, 03 Aug 2011 20:51:36 +0000 The Associated Press 3601 at http://michiganradio.org AP: Virus may have contributed to Kent Lake fish kill