SARS-CoV-2 in Quarantined Domestic Cats from COVID-19 Households or Close Contacts, Hong Kong, China

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Author(s)

  • Malik Peiris
  • Karina W.S. Tam
  • Pierra Y.T. Law
  • Christopher J. Brackman
  • Esther M.W. To
  • Veronica Y.T. Yu
  • Daniel K.W. Chu
  • Ranawaka A.P.M. Perera
  • Thomas H.C. Sit

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3071-3074
Journal / PublicationEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume26
Issue number12
Online published30 Sep 2020
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020

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Abstract

We tested 50 cats from coronavirus disease households or close contacts in Hong Kong, China, for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 RNA in respiratory and fecal samples. We found 6 cases of apparent human-to-feline transmission involving healthy cats. Virus genomes sequenced from 1 cat and its owner were identical.

Research Area(s)

  • COVID-19, China, Hong Kong, SARS-CoV-2, close contacts, coronavirus, coronavirus disease, domestic cats, households, pandemic, quarantine, respiratory infections, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, viruses, zoonoses

Citation Format(s)

SARS-CoV-2 in Quarantined Domestic Cats from COVID-19 Households or Close Contacts, Hong Kong, China. / Barrs, Vanessa R.; Peiris, Malik; Tam, Karina W.S.; Law, Pierra Y.T.; Brackman, Christopher J.; To, Esther M.W.; Yu, Veronica Y.T.; Chu, Daniel K.W.; Perera, Ranawaka A.P.M.; Sit, Thomas H.C.

In: Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 26, No. 12, 12.2020, p. 3071-3074.

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