New research on cats show that they can spread, as well as get infected, by the SARS-CoV-2 more easily than dogs.
However, the lead author of the research suggested that there is still no proof of the cats-to-human transmission. But, these feline creatures can contract the virus from their owners.
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The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Lead author Angela Bosco-Lauth said in a statement: “People should not worry about getting Covid-19 from their cats; rather, cats should worry about getting it from their people. We have no evidence to date that cat-to-human transmission has occurred and we believe that cats pose a very low health risk to humans.”
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She cautioned pet owners that they have to be very careful while interacting with their pet cats.
For the research, Bosco-Lauth and her team infected cats and dogs by