I VACCINATED OUR cats against flu because it is a fact that cats and stone martens can be receptors of bird flu. Other facts gleaned from science journals:
2. Bird flu is in 40 countries. Question: are you traveling to one? Are you vaccinated? Are you returning with sniffles to Ireland after your holiday to the Orient or the pristine coast of the Aegean?
3. The World Health Organisation confirms three cases of human-to-human (H2H) transmission of the virus. One case occurred in Vietnam in June 2004 and two others in Thailand (Sep 04 and Jul 05).
4. Many clusters of H2H infections in Turkey are not fully investigated.
Responsible holiday-makers don't make their friends ill.