An outbreak of influenza A(H7N2) virus in cats in a shelter in New York, NY, USA, resulted in zoonotic transmission. Virus isolated from the infected human was closely related to virus isolated from a cat; both were related to low pathogenicity avian influenza A(H7N2) viruses detected in the United States during the early 2000s.
Marinova-Petkova, A., Laplante, J., Jang, Y., Lynch, B., Zanders, N., Rodriguez, M., … Davis, C. T. (2017). Avian influenza A(H7N2) virus in human exposed to sick cats, New York, USA, 2016. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 23(12), 2046–2049. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2312.170798