The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported cases of avian influenza (H5N1) infection in cats in Poland.
According to a press release from the organization, approximately 62% of animals that have been diagnosed with the disease in recent months have been infected with this virus. According to experts, in July this year, 47 pets were tested and 29 of them were found to have bird flu. Affected cats exhibited difficulty breathing, dysentery, and signs of neurological and respiratory disease.
According to the WHO, they could contract the infection after contact with sick wild birds.