Experimental pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus infection of cats.

Emerging Infectious Diseases

PubMedID: 21029533

van den Brand JM, Stittelaar KJ, van Amerongen G, van de Bildt MW, Leijten LM, Kuiken T, Osterhaus AD. Experimental pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus infection of cats. Emerging Infect Dis. 2010;16(11):1745-7.
To demonstrate that pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus may cause respiratory disease in cats, we intratracheally infected cats. Diffuse alveolar damage developed. Seroconversion of sentinel cats indicated cat-to-cat virus transmission. Unlike in cats infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N1), extrarespiratory lesions did not develop in cats infected with pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus.