If I get the flu, I should stay home so I don't infect my co-workers. But if I do that, I might make my cats sick:
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - A cat in Iowa has the H1N1 flu, most likely caught from it's owners. The cat is recovering, but as 14 News found, viruses are spread much easier between pets and their owners than most people think.
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As for the H1N1 virus, experts said only a handful of animals have tested positive for it, and it's believed all of those pets contracted the flu from their owners who were sick.
Sure hope they don't contract it. I think getting them to cough into their sleeves might be problematic.