Fatal Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Influenza A Virus Infection in a Pennsylvania Domestic Cat

  title={Fatal Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Influenza A Virus Infection in a Pennsylvania Domestic Cat},
  author={E R Campagnolo and James Rankin and S A Daverio and E. Hunt and James R. Lute and Deepanker Tewari and Helen M. Acland and Stephanie R. Ostrowski and M{\`a}ria E. Moll and Veronica Urdaneta and Stephen M. Ostroff},
  journal={Zoonoses and Public Health},
We report the earliest recognized fatality associated with laboratory‐confirmed pandemic H1N1 (pH1N1) influenza in a domestic cat in the United States. The 12‐year old, indoor cat died on 6 November 2009 after exposure to multiple family members who had been ill with influenza‐like illness during the peak period of the fall wave of pH1N1 in Pennsylvania during late October 2009. The clinical presentation, history, radiographic, laboratory and necropsy findings are presented to assist veterinary… 

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