Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, September 21st, 2004
So far, cats have not been implicated in the spread of avian flu to people, said Klaus Stohr, MD, the World Health Organization (WHO)'s influenza chief.
There are two potential reasons, he said. "One is nobody looked. The other is they don't play a role" because infected cats do not shed nearly as much virus as do infected poultry, Stohr said.
Bird flu has caused recurring outbreaks in recent years and has killed 27 people in Asia this year. Until now,...
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