Bird Flu Infects Cats in NYC Shelter
|Bird Flu Infects Cats in NYC Shelter||Darrell Miller||12/24/16|
December 24, 2016 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Bird Flu Infects Cats in NYC Shelter
As of this week, 45 cats in a New York animal shelter have been infected with a type of bird flu normally only seen in chicken flocks. One cat has died so far, and officials are not sure if there is a chance of it spreading to humans. No other species have been infected at the shelter yet. The Health Department is contacting everyone who adopted cats from that particular shelter and encouraging anyone whose cat shows signs of having the flu- cough, fever, and runny nose- to contact them for testing.
- A type of bird flu usually only seen in chicken flocks has infected 45 cats at an animal shelter in New York.
- This influenza virus is spreading from cat to cat and may be able to spread to other animals and possibly humans.
- Fortunately, there is no reason to believe that it is more widespread than this shelter at this point in time.
"A type of bird flu usually only seen in chicken flocks has infected 45 cats at an animal shelter in New York, and vets say they're not sure how it got there."