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Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in Domestic Cats


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Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in Domestic Cats



Reports of human-to-feline transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and of limited airborne transmission among cats prompted us to evaluate nasal shedding of SARS-CoV-2 from inoculated cats and the subsequent transmission of the virus by direct contact between virus-inoculated cats and cats with no previous infection with the virus.




Halfmann, Peter J., Masato Hatta, Shiho Chiba, Tadashi Maemura, Shufang Fan, Makoto Takeda, Noriko Kinoshita, Shin-ichiro Hattori, Yuko Sakai-Tagawa, Kiyoko Iwatsuki-Horimoto, Masaki Imai, and Yoshihiro Kawaoka. 2020. "Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in Domestic Cats." New England Journal of Medicine 383 (6):592-4.


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