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Cats may be more susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 than thought

A study of serum samples from cats in Wuhan, China, showed that 15 of 102 had SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, 11 had neutralizing antibodies, and three cats with the highest levels of antibodies were owned by people who had been diagnosed with a novel coronavirus infection, researchers reported in Emerging Microbes & Infections. None of the cats with antibodies had signs of illness, and researchers say humans probably transmitted the virus to the cats.

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