Monday, November 30, 2009

Some Food for Thought: Animals Don't Go and Get Vaccinations

Dogs Test Positive For H1N1 In China

China's Ministry of Agriculture has called for intensified monitoring and investigation of A/H1N1 flu in animals after two samples from sick dogs tested positive for the virus, according to a recent AFP report.

The veterinary clinic of College of Veterinary Medicine at the China Agricultural University reported Wednesday that two out of 52 samples from sick dogs tested positive for A/H1N1 flu virus, the ministry said late Friday.

Since pets and animals can catch the flu, how many pets and animals will go and get the vaccine? Will ObamaCare cover a vaccination program for pets? You see where I am going with this?

Because when you have crazy headlines that read: Infected dogs 'no threat to humans'

Then in the article it is stated:

Health experts in China have assured pet-lovers they need not panic following the discovery of two dogs infected with the deadly H1N1 flu at the weekend.

The animals were diagnosed in Beijing and, while it is possible for pets to transfer viruses to their owners, scientists said there is no evidence to suggest pets are already spreading the illness.

"If animals can get infected from humans, then the reverse is also true," said Feng Zijian, director of emergency response for the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

"But there is no need to panic in this case."

Given the fact that scientists were suggesting the first incident of the H1N1 in Mexico started when it was transferred from a pig to a young boy; you have to ask yourself, how in the hell do they really know if there is no evidence to suggest that pets or animals are not spreading it?

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