Bird Flu has been commonly known as it has been transmitted via different Medias. But the opinion that it has been considered to be a potential threat to humans varies among experts in this field. As we all know, Avian Flu is highly dangerous and spreading fast.
Or it will be the potential threat to humans, which I take a skeptical view.
The recent suggestion that cats can catch or carry Avian Flu really concerns me a lot. I decided to make a further investigation.
It was reported by BBC news that a domestic cat in Germany died of bird flu last month. The article also provides some entertaining and somewhat reassuring background information that in the last two years have seen bird flu occur as isolated incidents in both big and small cat populations. But so far there have been no incidents of wild style. Nevertheless, the risk of feline infection is really existed and huge.
Among those affected areas in Asia, where people live closely with poultry, hundreds of even thousands of humans have been reported to get infected birds. Yet less than 200 are reported to have contracted the virus.
In order to put aside the ethical arguments of animal test at the moment, the National Geographic reports that a study conducted at Erasmus Medical Centre (EMC) in Rotterdam, Holland, confirmed some theories and contradicted some others.
The test of cats has provided susceptible to both direct, intended infection by the scientists, and also indirectly by eating infected chicken meat. What worries the scientists a lot is that previous disproving held beliefs that two ‘control subjects’ were attributed to the infected cats, so they have to do more things to investigate the disease. Pay close attention to your cats, because bird flu has been reported to be fatal disease.