In the UK has registered its first case of coronavirus infection disease COVID-19 in the cat. About it on July 27, reported the press service of the British government.
According to reports, the cat caught it from their owners, who were previously confirmed positive for the virus. The owners and the cat was cured, the report said.
In the words of the chief veterinary officer of great Britain Christine Middlemiss infected animals COVID-19 is “extremely rare” and the animals recover within a few days. Now there is no evidence of transmission directly from them to the people.
According to data from the world health organization and the world organization for animal health, facts and evidence of the possibility of human infection COVID-19 from dogs and cats has not yet been identified. However, the transferability of COVID-19 airborne droplets from one cat to another, the scientists confirmed.
May 16 in the Netherlands COVID-19 confirmed have three cats and one dog. Mar 30, in Belgium confirmed the infection of cats with coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 from the owner. Infections of animals recorded in several other countries.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan. March 11, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Scientists believe that the chain of transmission of the virus SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19, were involved bats, snakes and pangolins (in China, their meat is considered a delicacy). Which of these animals has infected people, it is not known.