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Wellness Minister Maria Rauch-Kallat says the cat was among 170 others in cages next to birds.

Initial tests had been positive for three of the cats, but later studies confirmed the virus only in a single. Related StoriesHIV, Ebola look like of pet originUC Irvine Health experts develop one-step check to identify HCV infectionsDengue-infected individuals with few or no symptoms transmit virus to mosquitoesThe minister says all of the cats are in quarantine and so are being carefully monitored. They’re watching if the cats become ill or are simply just carriers of the virus.