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Pets at risk of transmitting A/H1N1: Health authorities

2009-11-09 12:42 BJT

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Health authorities have also warned that pets are vulnerable to the virus. Pets risk contracting the flu from their frequent and close contact with humans. Once humans have the virus, it can easily be transmitted to pets.

Experts said they need to further study the flu's virus on pets to determine how long the virus exists and whether pets can transmit the disease to humans. Health authorities are urging people to closely monitor their pets for any flu-like symptoms.

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