Cat owners in Iceland are jittery after reports that a cat in Germany was infected with the avian flu, reports Morgunbladid. Thorvaldur Thórdarsson a veternarian said that his hospital had received many inquiries regarding the possibility of cats being infected by the avian flu.
“People are wondering how they should react, what the danger is and et cetera,” said Thorvaldur. Cat owners are the only pet owners who have contacted the hospital.
The Friends of Cats Society of Iceland has also received inquiries. According to Sigrídur Heiberg she has noticed fear among cat owners. “There are jitters. I just try to calm people down. We’ll just have to monitor the situation closely,” said Sigrídur.