Iowa Department of Public Health confirms H1N1 in cat

November 5, 2009 · Posted in Commentary · 1 Comment 

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. Read more

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