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New York officials report the first ever case of bird flu spread from cat to human

Submitted by: Odio @ 03:17 PM | Wednesday, December 28, 2016 | (url: http://www1.nyc.g...)

One person, of more than 350 people screened, has been found with H7N2; this person is a veterinarian who had prolonged close exposure to respiratory secretions of sick cats at Animal Care Centers of NYCs (ACC) Manhattan shelter and has recovered from mild illness

Precautionary guidance issued for people who recently adopted a cat from any NYC shelter or rescue group

December 22, 2016 The Health Department today announced that its ongoing investigation of an outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza H7N2, a strain of influenza A virus, among cats housed at Animal Care Centers of NYCs (ACC) shelters confirms that the risk to humans is low. One person has been found with a presumptive diagnosis of this virus, which was identified by Health Department lab testing and preliminarily confirmed by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lab testing yesterday. Further testing will be forthcoming in coming days.

The infected person is a veterinarian who was involved in obtaining respiratory specimens from sick cats at the Manhattan shelter. The illness was mild, short-lived, and has resolved. More than 160 ACC employees and volunteers, including several people who had similar exposure to sick cats, were screened by the Health Department and not found to have infection with the H7N2 virus. Additionally, the Health Department contacted more than 80% of the people who adopted cats from the Manhattan shelter, and none is suspected of having H7N2.

There have been two previous documented human cases of H7N2 infection in the United States one in a person managing an outbreak of the virus in turkeys and chickens in 2002 and the other with an unknown source in 2003. Both of these patients also had mild illness and recovered. This is the first reported case due to exposure to an infected cat. There has been no documented human-to-human transmission.



Category: Technology | 14 Comments
Tags: plague

12-28-16 - 03:21 PM
Send all those cats to China.

Miami has Zika, New York has bird flu. Great.
12-28-16 - 03:22 PM
CONFIRMED: cats are evil and must be exterminated - cat owners are terrorists and must be burned at the stake
12-28-16 - 03:22 PM
they going to meat in the middle and form the perfect storm

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12-28-16 - 03:23 PM
Wouldn't this be cat flu not bird flu?
And how does bird law factor in.
12-28-16 - 03:23 PM
Originally posted by Edofnor  
CONFIRMED: cats are evil and must be exterminated - cat owners are terrorists and must be burned at the stake


snopes says false

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12-28-16 - 03:24 PM
Originally posted by Lord Elessar  
Wouldn't this be cat flu not bird flu?
And how does bird law factor in.


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i smell a duel brewing
12-28-16 - 03:24 PM
nyc.gov

obviously fake news spread by the new york jews so they can sell more flu vaccines.
12-28-16 - 03:26 PM
got dam shape shifters
12-28-16 - 03:55 PM
i mean if a cat eats a diseased bird then u mouth fuck the cat... then ya, it can happen... just another extreme to make the headlines.
12-28-16 - 04:29 PM
Originally posted by HaPpY  
i mean if a cat eats a diseased bird then u mouth fuck the cat... then ya, it can happen... just another extreme to make the headlines.


what HaPpY said.

fuck these false news clickbaite pieces of CRAP.
12-28-16 - 04:32 PM
Even more reason to dislike cat owners. Let me tell you folks, one of the most disgusting places you can visit is the home of any cat owner. Absolutely revolting. The cat goes into its little shitter, turds and pisses into the sand, then walks all over it. After that, the bastard jumps all over the counters, the couch, the tables. So next time you go to visit a cat owner, remember that the sandwich he made for you is covered in cat feces and urine. These people are so gross, they don't care at all.
12-28-16 - 04:36 PM
i've heard enough i fucking hate cats and this seals the deal for me - KILL ALL CATS
12-28-16 - 05:12 PM
#catlivesmatter
12-28-16 - 06:39 PM
Originally posted by absent  
Even more reason to dislike cat owners. Let me tell you folks, one of the most disgusting places you can visit is the home of any cat owner. Absolutely revolting. The cat goes into its little shitter, turds and pisses into the sand, then walks all over it. After that, the bastard jumps all over the counters, the couch, the tables. So next time you go to visit a cat owner, remember that the sandwich he made for you is covered in cat feces and urine. These people are so gross, they don't care at all.

My cat had his own bathroom in my townhouse, and he did his business in the toilet. It's not hard to train them to do that.
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