Stuff you need to know, 11.21.23

“A mysterious illness is sickening dogs in several states. Some are dying.”
by Kelly Kasulis Cho, The Washington Post
November 21, 2023

Hundreds of dogs across at least five U.S. states—Colorado, Rhode Island, Oregon, New Hampshire and Massachusetts—have contracted a mysterious respiratory illness that does not appear to respond to antibiotics, leaving experts scrambling for understanding. Veterinarians say the disease usually starts with a cough that might last for weeks, then progresses to pneumonia and severe respiratory distress.

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Diana Tittle
Diana Tittle

Diana Tittle, a member of the board of Sierra County Public-Interest Journalism Project, was the editor of the Sierra County Sun, the Citizen's precursor. A former resident of Truth or Consequences who now lives part-time in northern New Mexico, she spent her 42-year professional career in Cleveland, Ohio, where she worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine writer and editor, book author and publisher and publishing consultant. She is the recipient of a Cleveland Arts Prize for Literature.

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