H1N1 & Pets: Second cat in Oregon dies, first cat reported in France

Negative stain EM image of the 2009 H1N1 influenza Photo Credit: C. S. Goldsmith and A. Balish, CDCTwo new news stories about feline H1N1 from the AVMA were released on December 8, 2009. An 8 year-old female (spayed) cat in Oregon died from the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus on November 24, 2009 after being brought to a veterinary emergency clinic showing signs of “severe weakness and pain.”

In international news, France’s Director General of Health announced that a 5 year-old male (neutered) cat has tested positive for the H1N1 virus after children in the household had been ill with influenza symptoms. This cat has recovered.

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