An influenza virus has been identified as the cause of respiratory disease in cats in a NYC shelter. The virus, an H7N2 subtype, has never been seen in cats previously. It is believed that this is a very local outbreak and is associated with the Animal Care Center shelter system in NYC. It is not believed that this virus is widespread in the feline population. Please see information and links below for additional details.
Contact the AHDC at 607.253.3900 if you have additional questions.