From: Steve Austin
Date: 2001-04-02 01:34:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Ferrets and Influenza
"I just had the worst case of the flu. While I was febrile we kept me
quarantined from the fuzzbutts. Someone just told me she heard they
don't get the flu, but colds are a concern. Anyone know which is of
From what I understand ferrets can get the flu (influenza virus) from
humans and transmit it to them, I think they were (are?) used in research
on the flu because they are one of the few animals that can get it.
As far as colds, I think this is less likely.
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