Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Onset of Flu Season Raises Concerns About Human-To-Pet Transmission

ScienceDaily (Oct. 3, 2012) — As flu season approaches, people who get sick may not realize they can pass the flu not only to other humans, but possibly to other animals, including pets such as cats, dogs and ferrets.

This concept, called "reverse zoonosis," is still poorly understood but has raised concern among some scientists and veterinarians, who want to raise awareness and prevent further flu transmission to pets. About 80-100 million households in the United States have a cat or dog.

Read on:  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121003141056.htm

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