Second Confirmed Feline H1N1 Case
A 14-year old cat in Park City, Utah has been confirmed positive for the H1N1 (swine) influenza virus. This is the second confirmed feline case of H1N1, the first case was confirmed in an Iowa cat on November 4th.
Cat Catches Flu From Human
Like all other known animal cases of H1N1, the human family member was ill first with influenza symptoms. In this case, the owner of the cat was also diagnosed with H1N1. When the cat was presented to veterinarian Dr. Carl Prior, it was having difficulty breathing and upper respiratory problems.
Image: H1N1 influenza virus – CDC Influenza Laboratory.