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Swine Flu No Risk to Cat, Dog Communities

By jim Published: May 1, 2009

Cats and dogs do not appear to be at risk of becoming infected with the swine flu virus.

Sharon Hietala, a professor at the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System, headquartered at University of California, Davis, said that the H1N1 influenza viruses “have never been shown to transmit to dogs and cats.”

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