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Mass death of 38 cats… ‘Avian Influenza’ causes

38 cats died en masse at an animal protection facility in Seoul바카라사이트. As a result of the investigation, it was confirmed that he was infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza. This is the first time this has happened in Korea and the second time around the world.

Let’s look at the contents of the exclusive coverage of Cho Dong-chan, a medical reporter, and then address more questions.


This is a report from the quarantine authorities on the mass death of cats.

On the 24th of the last month, among 40 cats in a shelter in Yongsan, Seoul, 3 died due to high fever and anorexia, and then a total of 38 died at intervals of a day or two. As a result of the Seoul National University Veterinary Medical College investigation, the cause of death was confirmed to be highly pathogenic H5N1

avian influenza , which is currently prevalent in birds . Announced on the 17th, the AI ​​mass death of 29 cats in Poland is the world’s first case, and this domestic case is the second in the world. [Song Dae-seop/Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University: There have been cases of H5N1 virus infection by cats . Although very rare. However, since this is the first time that so many deaths have occurred on such a large scale, the WHO also (warned) that it is very concerning .

It is estimated that it was infected by eating an infected bird, but the possibility of mutual infection between cats is also being investigated.

The problem is that the virus that killed cats is likely to have new mutations different from existing viruses, especially mutations that are easy to spread to mammals.

[Song Dae-seop/Seoul National University College of Veterinary Medicine Professor: There must be a mutation called 627K in the gene called PB2 of the gene, but in the case of Poland, this mutation was confirmed. We are currently analyzing whether this virus that has now occurred in Korea also has this mutation.]

Quarantine authorities are also planning to follow up people who have been in contact with infected cats and investigate cats in animal shelters nationwide.


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