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Did you know animals can get swine flu? I mean our pets. Check this out.

http://www.oregonlive.com/pets/index.ssf/2009/10/ferret_gets_swine_flu_from_its.html

It appears that certain pets can catch swine flu from their owners.

Oregon just registered its first case of a natural human-animal transmission of the H1N1 virus. Actually, it may be the first such recorded case anywhere, said Emilio DeBess, Oregon state public health veterinarian.

A ferret, whose owner had shown flulike symptoms, tested positive for swine flu on Oct. 8.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:53 AM on Oct. 21, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Wow! We had swine flu and I aksed our vet and he said no they couldn't get the human version. We have an 18 yr old poodle with health issues and I was concerned about it. I will check out your link in a bit, I am on my way out.
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:38 AM on Oct. 21, 2009

  • a pig has it. no joke.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:21 PM on Oct. 21, 2009

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