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SARS-CoV2 / COVID-19 in cats

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SARS-CoV2 / COVID-19 in cats

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) was first described in 2019 as the cause of the disease COVID-19 in people. SARS-CoV2 is a type of coronavirus which is different from the commonly occurring coronaviruses that might affect pet populations.  

SARS-CoV2 is primarily a virus that infects humans, but infections have been reported in cats, dogs, ferrets and mink. In almost all the reported cases the animal involved was known to have been infected from a human contact. The virus can be especially infectious to mink (and probably also ferrets). Zoo animals can also be infected and there have been reports of infection of lions, tigers, snow leopards and puma.  

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