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Coronavirus
Can cats become infected with Covid-19?
  1. Xiangdong Li, professor in veterinary medicine
  1. Jiangsu Co-innovation Center for Prevention and Control of Important Animal Infectious Diseases and Zoonoses, College of Veterinary Medicine, Yangzhou University 225009, Yangzhou, China
  1. email: 007352{at}yzu.edu.cn

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In a recent letter, Angel Almendros (VR, 4/11 April 2020, vol 186, pp 419-420) summarised the sporadic reports about the Covid-19 infections of two dogs (both in Hong Kong) and two cats (one in Hong Kong and another in Belgium). Although the positive results were confirmed by serological tests or RT-PCR and gene sequencing, the virus was not successfully isolated.

The evidence is accumulating and building on almost a daily basis, but here I summarise what we know so far from researchers working on the risk to cats …

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