The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that bird flu (H5N1) was found in more than 40 cats across Poland.
In the statement quoted by AP, it was noted that it was the first time that bird flu was found in a large number of cats in a large area.
The WHO had announced that Polish authorities had reported that 45 cats from 13 different regions had died of bird flu in an unusual way.
Until June, it was reported that the last variation of the H5N1 virus was seen in many bird and animal species in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas.
Experts stated that the occurrence of avian influenza virus in animals living together with humans may also pose a risk to human health, and they are concerned that the virus can easily infect humans with a possible mutation.
Source: AP News