Report: Owners should not be alarmed over study on Covid-19 in cats

Modified 2 Apr 2020, 4:06 am

CORONAVIRUS | Cat owners should not be alarmed over a study which found that felines were susceptible to Covid-19 in high doses.

Quoting Ohio State University virologist Linda Saif, Nature reported this is because the lab experiments involved deliberately infecting the cats with a high dose of the virus that causes the disease and do not reflect real-life interactions between humans and their pets.

She said there is no direct evidence that infected cats secreted enough of the virus to infect people...

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