Pandemic and seasonal human influenza virus infections in domestic cats: prevalence, association with respiratory disease, and seasonality patterns.

@article{Ali2011PandemicAS,
  title={Pandemic and seasonal human influenza virus infections in domestic cats: prevalence, association with respiratory disease, and seasonality patterns.},
  author={Ahmed Khamis Ali and Joshua B. Daniels and Yujiang Zhang and Alexander Rodriguez-Palacios and K Hayes-Ozello and L Michelle Mathes and C-W Lee},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={49 12},
  pages={4101-5}
}
Domestic cats have several features that make them ideal vehicles for interspecies transmission of influenza viruses; however, they have been largely overlooked as potential reservoirs or bridging hosts. In this study, we conducted serological surveillance to assess the prevalence of novel pandemic H1N1 as well as seasonal human influenza virus infections in domestic cats in Ohio. Four hundred serum samples collected from domestic cats (September 2009 to September 2010) were tested using a… CONTINUE READING

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