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Old 11-05-2009, 11:30 AM
 
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A Cat Comes Down With H1N1 - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20091105/hl_time/08599193482600 - broken link)


"On Wednesday, the Iowa Department of Public Health
reported the first confirmed case of H1N1 in a house pet,
a 13-year-old domestic shorthaired cat."
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:48 AM
 
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Unfortunately, people will probably panic now and abandon their pets even more readily.
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:59 AM
 
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There is also a report that one of four pet ferrets contracted it. It's EXTREMELY rare for this to happen. Dogs are more at risk for canine influenza than H1N1.
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Old 11-05-2009, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Edgewater, Florida
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I heard it this morning in Good Morning America but they said the cat got the swine flu because the owner had it and infected the cat
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Old 11-05-2009, 09:22 PM
 
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A cat has been diagnosed with the H1N1 flu virus in Iowa? Now this is getting serious. I mean there are plenty of expendable people around but now that a kitty has contracted this flu it's time to pay attention. I was appalled to find out there was not a vaccine to prevent H1N1 in kitties and doggies. For shame! After all they are our children. They deserve a vaccine at least as much as some sniveling human kid! I'm taking fluffy to the vet tomorrow and have her fitted with a kitty sized face mask until this virus is controlled or the feline vaccine is ready.(they ARE working on one aren't they?) I know we will have to shave off all her whiskers and fur to get the mask to fit ,then tie her paws together to keep her from pushing the mask off but it will all be worth it so she does not get the H1N1 virus! Maybe you should consider the same for your "child". It is our responsibility to protect our babies!
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Old 11-06-2009, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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The fact that this is jumping species is huge. Here is a link to a spread sheet from Ukraine. It is auto-translated through Google so it's a little awkward. The numbers tell the tale. This has doubled in Ukraine in just a few days.

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Old 11-06-2009, 08:39 PM
 
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The fact that this is jumping species is huge. Here is a link to a spread sheet from Ukraine. It is auto-translated through Google so it's a little awkward. The numbers tell the tale. This has doubled in Ukraine in just a few days.

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Just as I had predicted all along. You think this bad now, wait till it circles the globe 2-3 times and piggy backs the bird flu on one of its laps. It's absolutely going to happen and the big wigs in the government know it.

We do indeed live in very interesting times. I predict by this time next year, this virus will be 10% fatal and rising.
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