Iowa Department of Public Health confirms H1N1 in cat

November 5, 2009 · Posted in Commentary 

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) issued a report yesterday warning that the H1N1 virus can be spread to some animals.

A 13 year old house cat was diagnosed with H1N1 by the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center at Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.   Two family members were suffering from flu like symptoms prior to the cat becoming ill.  The cat and both humans have recovered from the virus.

Keep your pets and fellow humans healthy when you have flu like symptoms by washing your hands, covering your sneezes and coughs, as well as minimizing contact.

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One Response to “Iowa Department of Public Health confirms H1N1 in cat”

  1. green bowel movements on December 17th, 2009 2:49 am

    green bowel movements…

    you know, I was just thinking to myself the other day, there should be more info out there about this stuff… and here comes this post!…

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