There is no proof that animals can spread or have the risk of Covid-19. Now, the news is coming from Belgium that a cat contracted the infection from its human friend. After the tests, the kitten found to be corona positive.
CAT TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS IN BELGIUM
According to the Huffingtonpost, the cat has moderate symptoms of Covid-19 which include difficulty in breathing. She also had diarrhea after which, the researchers found the novel coronavirus in her feces.
Virologist Steven Van Gucht said during a Federal Public Service Health press conference held on Friday-
“Recently, the veterinary medicine faculty in Liège reported that a coronavirus infection has been determined in a cat. The cat lived with her owner, who started showing symptoms of the virus a week before the cat did.”
This case is only about Human-to-animal transmission, not vice versa. Also, this isn’t common and the risk of animal-to-human transmission is very small.
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