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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

"Swine flu" goes from humans to cat and ferrets - and, fittingly, herds of swine

Is nothing sacred when it comes to the H1N1 virus?

Last week the Iowa Department of Public Health reported here that a 13-year-old indoor cat contracted "swine flu" from its owners, two-thirds of whom suffered flu-like symptoms prior to the cat getting sick.

The good news: Both flu-ish owners and the cat have recovered.

But Reuters also recently wrote here about two ferrets and several herds of pigs contracting the illness from humans.

For more on this unfortunate news, sit in on Al's Morning Meeting.

-- Sandra M. Klepach,


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember when Lebowski, my ferret, got the regular flu and she was MISERABLE! I couldnt imagine taking care of a swine-flued ferret!

November 11, 2009 at 1:51 PM 

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