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on April 3, 2020

COVID-19 virus replicates in cats, transmits cat-to-cat

However, the experimental conditions did not duplicate those found in the home of a pet owner infected with the virus.

Scientists at the Harbin Veterinary Research Institute in China directly inoculated domestic cats with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes COVID-19 disease in humans. The scientists conducted similar trials with dogs, pigs, chickens, ferrets and ducks. The virus could replicate in ferrets and cats, but none of the other animals…

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