Mysterious spread of bird flu among cats has been reported in Poland, WHO says

In a recent report, the World Health Organization (WHO) has raised the alarm about an unusual and incomprehensible phenomenon – the spread of avian influenza among cats in Poland. This raises serious concerns, as no such cases have been reported before. The scientific community and veterinarians are sounding the alarm trying to understand this mysterious phenomenon.

Avian influenza, or H5N8 infection, usually affects birds and causes a severe form of illness in them. Recently, however, cases of cats being infected with the virus in Poland have come to light. Transmission of the infection from birds to cats is a rare phenomenon, and scientists cannot yet explain how it happens.

Researchers are conducting a series of experiments and analyses to find out the causes and mechanisms of bird flu transmission to cats. One possible theory is cats coming into contact with infected birds or their feces. Transmission through food that contains infected bird remains is also possible.

WHO urges cat owners to be vigilant and take precautions. Contact with wild and sick birds should be avoided and their pets’ health should be monitored. If a cat shows signs of respiratory infection, such as coughing, difficulty breathing or nasal discharge, a veterinarian should be consulted.

Avian influenza poses a threat not only to birds and cats, but also to humans. Although no cases of transmission from cats to humans have yet been reported, WHO recommends practicing good hygiene when in contact with animals. You should wash your hands thoroughly after interacting with cats and avoid touching their saliva or secretions.

It is important to note that avian influenza is not a new virus. It was first discovered in 1959 and has caused epidemics among birds in various countries. However, its transmission to cats is a unique and mysterious phenomenon that requires further research.

Transmission of avian influenza to cats is a serious concern, as it could lead to the spread of infection to pets and humans.

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