Study: Cats Can Infect Other Cats With COVID-19

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NEW YORK – There’s new evidence that COVID-19 can spread among cats.

A study published Wednesday says cats can infect other cats with the novel Coronavirus, but may not show any symptoms.

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin and the University of Tokyo purposefully infected three cats. They found that all of them were shedding the virus after three days.

The team then housed the infected cats with healthy ones, which came down with the virus too.

The findings add to a growing body of evidence showing how cats big and small can contract the virus.

Researchers said there’s no evidence that cats can transmit the virus to humans.


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