Study finds new coronavirus can infect cats: 14.7% of cats are infected

The outbreak of new coronavirus pneumonia has spread in more than 200 countries, and COVID-19 is now defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a global pandemic. So far, the cumulative number of confirmed cases worldwide exceeds 1 million, the death toll exceeds 50,000, the situation is serious.

April 4 news, according to media reports, Wuhan virus Shi Zhengli, Huazhong Agricultural University Jin Meilin and Zhong Zou joint communication in the pre-plated platform bioRxiv online published unreviewed “SARS-CoV-2sneutralneutralantis in-cats: a serological in-the-ological.

The study collected a group of serum samples from cats in Wuhan, including 102 after the COVID-19 outbreak and 39 before the outbreak. Through the patient binding domain (RBD) indirect enzyme-linked immunomotosphory (ELISA) trial of SARS-CoV-2, 15 (14.7%) of the 102 cat serums collected after the outbreak were found to be positive.

The results showed that SARS-CoV-2 infected cats in Wuhan during the outbreak.

And the study points out that the new coronavirus replicates poorly in dogs, pigs, chickens and ducks, but can replicate effectively in ferrets and cats, and the new coronavirus can be transmitted between cats through respiratory droplets.

It is important to note that there is no evidence that cats can transmit the new coronavirus to humans, please avoid excessive panic and excessive behavior, and do not harm cats.

Study finds new coronavirus can infect cats: 14.7% of cats are infected