Avian influenza infects 45 cats at Manhattan shelter

Avian influenza H7N2 infected at least 45 feline residents of the Animal Care Center shelter in Manhattan, marking the first documented instance of infection and transmission of H7N2 among domestic cats. Most affected cats exhibited mild symptoms, but one elderly cat with other health problems died, and testing is underway to ensure no humans or other species of animal at the center have been infected.Daily News (New York) (12/15)

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