Dogs Test Positive For H1N1

 |  Nov 30th 2009  |   10 Contributions


sickpup702117_1239463018It was originally thought that dogs couldn't get H1N1, but recently there are been articles proving the earlier information was incorrect.

Today's there an article about a few dogs testing positive in China.

Here are the details from Red Orbit.

China's Ministry of Agriculture has called for intensified monitoring and investigation of A/H1N1 flu in animals after two samples from sick dogs tested positive for the virus, according to a recent AFP report.

The veterinary clinic of College of Veterinary Medicine at the China Agricultural University reported Wednesday that two out of 52 samples from sick dogs tested positive for A/H1N1 flu virus, the ministry said late Friday.

Countries including the U.S., Canada and Chile have already reported cases of animals testing positive for the virus.

An Iowa state cat was diagnosed with H1N1 at the beginning of the month, being the first known case in the world of the strain spreading to the feline population.

The American Veterinary Medical Association is a great resource for breaking developments in the matter of swine flu in pets. It's a good idea to bookmark it and check it regularly if you are interested in the subject.

*Phoebe Buffay (someone is a Friends fan) is under the weather, but not from H1N1.

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