Cats start to succumb to bird flu in Indonesia

A cat has been found infected with the deadly bird flu (H5N1) virus in Indonesia, in the first such case in the country.

Steven Bjorge, Medical Officer for Communicable Disease of the World Health Organisation said the cat was infected after having eaten contaminated birds.

“We have evidence from one cat in Indonesia that has already been infected by this virus,” he told Jakarta’s Foreign Correspondents’ Club:

Crazy world, innit?


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