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Evidence of SARS-CoV-2 exposure found in household cats, dogs in Italy

Updated : July 28, 2020 01:12 PM IST

While no animals tested PCR positive for the virus itself, 3.4 percent of dogs and 3.9 percent of cats had measurable SARS-CoV-2 neutralising antibodies, the researchers said.
The priority has to remain on humans, but it will be important to better understand the role of animals if we are to fully control this pandemic, said the scientist.
Evidence of SARS-CoV-2 exposure found in household cats, dogs in Italy

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