[Source: Journal of Infectious Diseases, full page: (LINK). Summary, edited.]
The Cat’s Meow: Using Novel Serological Approaches to Identify Cat-to-Human Influenza A(H7N2) Transmission
Seema Jain, Erin L Murray
The Journal of Infectious Diseases, jiy596, https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiy596
Published: 03 November 2018
(See the major Article by Poirot et al on pages XX-XX)
“What greater gift than the love of a cat?”—Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
Avian influenza viruses have rarely been detected in cats and, until 2016, no cat had ever been documented to have an influenza A(H7N2) virus infection or to transmit the virus to a human. In December 2016, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) was alerted about a cat admitted to a Manhattan animal shelter on 12 November 2016 that subsequently died and was confirmed positive for influenza A(H7N2) virus, a low-pathogenic avian influenza virus [1, 2].
Keywords: Avian Influenza; H7N2; Cats; Human; USA; NYC.