X-Message-Number: 21813
From: "Igor Artyuhov" <>
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Subject: Re: Wild cat and SARS CryoNet #21809 
Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 15:03:01 +0400

The animal that is believed to be the source of the virus responsible for
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome is Viverra civetta (also known as Civet
Cat),  a Viverridae rather than a Felidae. So Pussy is absolutely blameless.

C> Message #21809
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C> Date: Tue, 27 May 2003 05:16:05 EDT
C> Subject: Wild cat and SARS

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C> It seems the SARS virus has been traced to a wild chinese feline.
C> If it has the power to jump from a wild cat to man, could it find its
C> way to domestic cats? If yes, Tom and Pussy could become an enduring
C> virus reserve. When giving a simple sneezing to cat, it could be deathly
C> to man.

C> meaow?, pardon, comments?

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