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A cheetah at a Santa Rosa wildlife preserve has tested positive for the H1N1 virus, marking what wildlife officials believe is the first reported case of the virus in a zoological setting in the United States.
Originally posted by AKARonco
It is not the first case of it jumping species. A lady in utah had a cat that tested positive for h1n1. about 1week ago or so.
as far as how? well how many people touch food prepared for the animal. a sneeze reaches a long way. someone sick, throwing popcorn, or who knows what into the cage.
[edit on 10-12-2009 by AKARonco]
Originally posted by dashen
Another good question is why are they testing cheetas for H1N1 anway?
And another good one, how often do these tests give false positives?