Dog infected with bird flu in Thailand
A dog in Suphan Buri in Thailand contracted bird flu after eating
infected ducks, new findings show.
Prof Dr Yong Pooworawan, a lecturer at Chulalongkorn
University's Faculty of Medicine, released the findings at a seminar at the
According to Yong, a researcher at Kasetsart
University's Kamp-haengsaen campus found that a dog had contracted bird
Yong did not elaborate on the findings, but said they will soon be published
in the journal, Emerging Infectious Diseases.
Following Wednesday's seminar, Rattathan Pattanarangsan, a veterinarian from
Mahidol University, called on people not to panic over the emergence of bird
flu in dogs, as it would be very difficult for dogs to pass the virus on to
"Please do not abandon your dogs in public places. You can prevent them from
getting bird flu. Make sure you bury dead â€¦ chickens deep in the ground," he
Some pet owners abandoned their cats when it was discovered
that cats could contract bird flu.
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