HealthDay Reports: Two Cats Are First US Pets to Be Sickened With COVID-19
Transmission occurred from human to cat in both cases.
MONDAY, June 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The first documented cases of U.S. household cats infected with COVID-19 have emerged in New York state, a new government report shows.
Two cats -- one in Nassau County, the other in Orange County -- appear to have contracted COVID-19 from the humans with whom they lived, a team of veterinarians reported online June 8 in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a publication of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
These are the first reported companion animals to contract COVID-19 in the United States, the researchers said.