Just the Vax Trivia Corner

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Some diseases are only found in humans; however, influenza can infect many types of animals. Which animals can also get influenza?

  1. Birds, aquatic birds, pigs, horses, dogs, cats and sea mammals
  2. Bears and deer
  3. Lemurs, lions and tigers
  4. 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.

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