Title: S. #Korea, Highly pathogenic #avian #flu #H5N6 virus found in #cats.
Subject: Avian Influenza, H5N6 subtype, infection in cats.
Source: Yonhap, full page: (LINK).
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Highly pathogenic strain of bird flu found in cats
POCHEON, South Korea, Dec. 31 (Yonhap) -- A highly pathogenic strain of bird flu was discovered in two dead cats on Saturday, a provincial government official said, marking the first infection of the virus found in mammals in two years. The H5N6 strain of avian influenza (AI) which has infected chickens across the country was found in the bodies of the cats in Pocheon, some 46 kilometers north of Seoul, the official said, citing information from health authorities.
Keywords: S. Korea; H5N6; Avian Influenza; Cats.