Some diseases are only found in humans; however, influenza can infect many types of animals. Which animals can also get influenza?
- Birds, aquatic birds, pigs, horses, dogs, cats and sea mammals
- Bears and deer
- Lemurs, lions and tigers
- Elephants, zebra, buffalo and meerkats
Supplementary information: The correct answer is A. Besides infecting humans, influenza virus can infect birds, aquatic birds, pigs, horses, dogs, cats and sea mammals. Occasionally, an animal, such as a pig, will be infected with multiple strains that combine to form a new strain that can infect humans. This can lead to a pandemic.