[ SHOWGSD-L ] H1N1 flu confirmed in a Cat in Iowa

  • From: Bokenkampgsd1@xxxxxxx
  • To: showgsd-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2009 16:59:21 EST

 
IMPORTANT:  H1N1  Influenza Virus Confirmed in Iowa Ca

I just received a press release from the American  Veterinary Medical 
Association (AVMA) confirming the first reported case  of the H1N1 flu virus in 
pets and I wanted you to know about it  immediately. 

The AVMA just released the following information:  

"A 13-year-old cat in Iowa developed signs of a respiratory  infection 
after several people in the household were ill. Preliminary  testing was 
positive for 2009 H1N1 on October 29, and the results were  confirmed on 
November 
2. This is the first report of a cat infected with  H1N1. The cat has 
recovered from its illness.

To date, this is the  first cat confirmed infected with the 2009 H1N1 
virus."

To read the  full press release - go to: _H1N1  Flu Confirmed in Iowa cat _ 
(http://click.petplace.com/?ju=fe621c747466007c7713&ls=fdec1074756c07757c1c7
775&m=feff1273766004&l=fec112797461037f&s=fe2310797c650c75741070&jb=ffcf14&t
=)  

Here are some  tips to help keep you and your pet healthy: 
    *   If you are sick, see your doctor.
    *   If your pet is showing a problem, see your  veterinarian.  
    *   It is a good idea to wash your hands before and after  handling 
your pets. This is just good common sense.  
    *   Do not expose your pets to other sick pets.  
    *   Cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough, and toss  your soiled 
tissues in a covered waste bin.  
    *   Good preventative measures can help keep you and your  pets 
healthy. That's good advice any time of year, but especially during  flu season.





Molly




Trillia German Shepherds  since 1972 ph 409-287-3940
Member GSDCA, GSDCC, GSDC of Beaumont  (recording secretary), Life member 
CKC
"We find comfort among those who  agree with us - growth among those who 
don't".
..Frank A  Clark


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