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Infectious Disease

Asia's bird flu strikes house cats

15 years, 9 months ago

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Posted on Feb 21, 2004, 1 p.m. By Bill Freeman

BANGKOK, Thailand — Bird flu has jumped to new species in Asia, killing three house cats and infecting a white tiger in Thailand, officials said Friday. The pet cats in Nakhon Pathom province outside Bangkok are the first domesticated mammals known to have contracted the disease in the current outbreak.

BANGKOK, Thailand — Bird flu has jumped to new species in Asia, killing three house cats and infecting a white tiger in Thailand, officials said Friday. The pet cats in Nakhon Pathom province outside Bangkok are the first domesticated mammals known to have contracted the disease in the current outbreak. Thai veterinarian Dr. Teeraphon Sirinaruemit also said a white tiger at Khao Khiew zoo near Bangkok was found to have the virus, but it has since recovered and is in good health. The zoo is the same where a clouded leopard died of bid flu last month, the first mammal apart from humans known to have died from the virus this year.

Source: http://ap.thekansan.com/stories/health/20040220/1913251.shtml



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