New Study Finds Cats, Not Dogs, Vulnerable to COVID-19

A new study pubished in Science by scientists in Harbin, China concludes that cats are more likely to contract COVID-19 than dogs.

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) causes the infectious disease COVID-19, which was first reported in Wuhan, China..We investigated the susceptibility of ferrets and animals in close contact with humans to SARS-CoV-2. We found that SARS-CoV-2 replicates poorly in dogs, pigs, chickens, and ducks, but ferrets and cats are permissive to infection.”

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