Cats can get, and transmit, Covid-19

Published May 13, 2020

That’s the crux of it. A University of Wisconsin researcher found that humans can infect cats with SARS-CoV‑2, and those cats can then spread it to oth­er cats. In the research, none of the cats showed symp­toms, and all even­tu­al­ly cleared the virus from their systems.

[R]esearchers advise that peo­ple with symp­toms of COVID-19 avoid con­tact with cats. They also advise cat own­ers to keep their pets indoors, in order to lim­it the con­tact their cats have with oth­er peo­ple and animals.

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