Two Dogs in China Test Positive For Swine Flu

Two dogs in Beijing have tested positive for swine flu, which makes the second case of animals to catch the disease in China along with pigs in the northeast.

The A(H1N1) virus detected in the dogs was 99 percent identical to the one circulating in humans.

The news comes 10 days after four pigs in China’s Heilongjiang province were diagnosed with the virus, which specialists said might have been caught from humans, the report said.

Countries including the United States, Canada and Chile have already reported cases of animals being infected with the A(H1N1) virus.

Source: Global Times

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