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Cats infected with bird flu in Iraq
posted by admin on 09/08/06

In 1957 and 1968 pandemic influenza broke out after the H3N2 viruses reassorted with other viruses.

Cats are mammals and biologically closer to humans than birds are, so in theory a virus that can easily infect a cat could infect a person more easily than a purely avian virus, which H5N1 remains.

"The route of infection in these cats cannot be determined definitively. How cats behave when eating birds makes both oral and respiratory infection possible," the researchers added.

A cat died of bird flu in Germany in March and Austrian experts said a cat there was infected with H5N1 a week later but did not get sick.

The Iraqi cats were infected with a distinct strain of the H5N1 virus known as Clade II, which was first found in migrating birds in Qinghai Lake in western China in 2005, the NAMRU team said.

"To our knowledge, this is the first report of a Qinghai-like virus detected in domestic cats," the report reads.

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