Thursday, February 16, 2006

La gripe aviria

I recently read another cat lover's blog on the possible risk to domestic cats.

I was intrigued so went to the WHO website - no information there apart from this old report. Then I found a good blog here.

A bit of hunting around turned up the two mentioned studies - here and here. The risk DOES EXIST and can easily be fatal to cats. Here in southern Spain there is a large feral cat population which would make the spread of the H5N1 virus both fast and easy in the domestic cat population.

I think I'll be keeping the cats in from now on too.

1 comment:

Pamela said...

Hi, many thanks for linking to me. I will be linking back again, because you have found some very useful (if disturbing) links that need to be promoted, I feel. Thanks again.