Chinese veterinarians have found 15% of homeless and orphanage cats from Wuhan to have a coronavirus infection. The results of the study were published on Friday, April 3, in the bioRxiv electronic scientific library.
Specialists tested blood samples taken from 102 cats after the coronavirus outbreak and 39 before the outbreak. It turned out that the animals had not been infected before the virus spread, but 15 of the 102 cats were infected after the outbreak.
On 27 March, the first human-to-cat transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus was recorded in Belgium.
At the same time, Chinese biologists found out that cats can not only get COVID-19, but also die in almost 100% of cases.
Rospotrebnadzor has already confirmed that pets can not act as carriers of the new type of coronavirus.