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An AP bulletin, published yesterday by Fox News, reported that a second cat in Oregon has succumbed to the H1N1 (aka 2009 swine flu) virus. (Your Guide reported the first death in November.) The notice was announced by Public Health Veterinarian Emilio DeBess, who was quoted as saying that the possibility is that cats are more sensitive to H1N1. So far, no dogs have contracted the H1N1 virus, although it has affected both cats and ferrets. Several other cats now have all contracted the virus, in each case transferred by human family members who had the flu. Veterinarians consider this fact a rarity, because traditionally, zoonotic diseases have been transferred from animals to humans, and not the other way around.