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Cat bird flu
« on: 01/03/2006 15:08:41 »
I heard on the news yesterday that a cat had died from H5N1. Does this mark a worrying transition from avian to mammalian species?


 

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Re: Cat bird flu
« Reply #1 on: 02/03/2006 01:28:46 »
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I heard on the news yesterday that a cat had died from H5N1. Does this mark a worrying transition from avian to mammalian species?


What you can catch bird flu if you play with a cat. What next.

Michael
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Re: Cat bird flu
« Reply #2 on: 02/03/2006 01:57:36 »
...what appears initially alarming is quenched a little in this BBC article

 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4761024.stm ....

It's been known for at least two years that cats can catch H5N1..after all..Cats catch and eat birds...still, the intimate contact that cats have with their owners is cause for concern...


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Re: Cat bird flu
« Reply #3 on: 02/03/2006 11:20:26 »
Neil - that's exactly my point. The contact between cats & humans was what concerned me when I heard about it
 

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Re: Cat bird flu
« Reply #4 on: 02/03/2006 13:56:10 »
As a major cat lover I can understand the concern 100%. The whole damn thing is quite scary but we have to be careful not to panic as mass hysteria isn't going to do anybody any good.

...having said all that, when I hear on the news that they say 'We are ready to deal with this ' that scares the heebeegeebees out of me, because I don't believe a friggin word of it !!....the cynic inside me is saying ' Yes, I am glad that YOU'LL be alright cocooned in your protective area and with your full dose of treatment, but c'mon..you'll just gonna let the rest of us catch this thing aren't you ?'

We need Chris to comment here, he's the expert on this.

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Re: Cat bird flu
« Reply #5 on: 04/03/2006 14:48:17 »
Get meeowt of here!
 

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Re: Cat bird flu
« Reply #6 on: 04/03/2006 17:25:03 »
Famous H5N1 orientated films:

Cat Flu Over The Chickens Nest !

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Re: Cat bird flu
« Reply #7 on: 04/03/2006 22:53:49 »
You've gone completely cuckoo!
 

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Re: Cat bird flu
« Reply #8 on: 04/03/2006 23:21:04 »
Clearly we need a database of the nation's feline friends: a sort of catalyst.
 

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Re: Cat bird flu
« Reply #9 on: 05/03/2006 03:33:14 »
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Clearly we need a database of the nation's feline friends: a sort of catalyst.



Would that database be a type of catalogue of Feline familiarus confined on the Isle of England and Scootlandor futher afield?

 

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Re: Cat bird flu
« Reply #10 on: 05/03/2006 20:29:59 »
If humans can get it from sick infected birds why the surprise that cat can too. Any mammal that has the same contact is potentially at risk of being infected.

I think the time to be concerned is when we start to see people being infected directly by other mammals. It could show that it is mutating into a mammals transmitted infection. If we are faced with the choice of culling animals in order to save human lives I think it will be terrible and sad but so will millions of human deaths if we fail to protect ourselves. Please remember that more people died between the WW1 and WW2 of flu then in the two world wars.

I own and love 4 cats the two dogs and it would break my hart to put any of them down.
 

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Re: Cat bird flu
« Reply #11 on: 05/03/2006 20:40:07 »
We could try using a pick-me-up. You know, give the catatonic!
 

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Re: Cat bird flu
« Reply #12 on: 05/03/2006 22:05:15 »
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Originally posted by DoctorBeaver

We could try using a pick-me-up. You know, give the catatonic!



Eth !!..You've got brass FURballs to come up with a quip like that !!:)

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Re: Cat bird flu
« Reply #13 on: 05/03/2006 22:22:10 »
I thought it was a purrrrfectly reasonable suggestion
 

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Re: Cat bird flu
« Reply #14 on: 05/03/2006 22:24:30 »
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Originally posted by neilep

Famous H5N1 orientated films:

Cat Flu Over The Chickens Nest !

Men are the same as women.... just inside out !!



Cat orientated film:

2 Mewls For Sister Sarah
 

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Re: Cat bird flu
« Reply #15 on: 05/03/2006 23:06:43 »
There a bad catmosphere to all this
 

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Re: Cat bird flu
« Reply #16 on: 05/03/2006 23:53:31 »
Hopefully DrBeaver is Feline better !!..after all this is the right HENvironment to orate such eloquence.

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Re: Cat bird flu
« Reply #17 on: 06/03/2006 00:12:22 »
There is only a whisker between sanity and madness. I think we should pluck up the courage and commit him.
 

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Re: Cat bird flu
« Reply #18 on: 06/03/2006 01:42:51 »
Hadrian,

I agree. It is either comitt or pack him off to Catmandu.

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Re: Cat bird flu
« Reply #19 on: 06/03/2006 11:04:24 »
Jimbob - so long as you don't CATapult me there
 

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Re: Cat bird flu
« Reply #20 on: 06/03/2006 18:33:02 »
We are more at risk from the humans then they are from us.

 

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Re: Cat bird flu
« Reply #21 on: 06/03/2006 21:11:03 »
Doc, cat we all just get along?

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Re: Cat bird flu
« Reply #22 on: 06/03/2006 21:23:22 »
I'd be lion if I said I knew what lynx this all together
 

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Re: Cat bird flu
« Reply #23 on: 06/03/2006 22:47:46 »
Calembour and paronomasia.
 

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Re: Cat bird flu
« Reply #24 on: 07/03/2006 10:45:41 »
JimBob - are they types of cheese? Or the names of the couple representing Lithuania in this year's Eurovision Song Contest?
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