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  • Viruses . Household Cases Suggest That Cats Belonging to Owners with COVID-19 Have a Limited Role in Virus Transmission


    Viruses


    . 2021 Apr 14;13(4):673.
    doi: 10.3390/v13040673.
    Household Cases Suggest That Cats Belonging to Owners with COVID-19 Have a Limited Role in Virus Transmission


    Pierre Bessi?re 1 , Maxime Fusade-Boyer 1 , Mathilda Walch 1 , Laetitia L?bre 1 , Jessie Brun 2 , Guillaume Croville 1 , S?verine Boullier 3 , Marie-Christine Cadiergues 2 4 , Jean-Luc Gu?rin 1



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    Abstract

    Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) is responsible for COVID-19 and spread rapidly following its emergence in Wuhan in 2019. Although cats are, among other domestic animals, susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection, little is known about their epidemiological role in the dynamics of a household infection. In this study, we monitored five cats for viral shedding daily. Each cat was confined with its COVID-19 positive owners in separate households. Low loads of viral nucleic acid were found in two cats, but only one developed anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, which suggests that cats have a limited role in COVID-19 epidemiology.

    Keywords: COVID-19; cats; reverse-zoonosis.

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