Tuesday, December 1, 2009

H1N1 virus reported in Chinese dogs

China’s Agriculture Ministry announced on November 28 that two dogs tested positive for H1N1 virus, as reported by Beijing’s Jinghua Times. The two dogs were among 52 sick dogs tested for the virus.
The H1N1 flu found in the above cases is suspected to have been transferred from humans to their pets, and the disease can be transferred among dogs, according to the report.
This is the first time H1N1 virus has been found Chinese dogs, the report said, though four cases of H1N1 were found in a hog slaughterhouse in North China last month.

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