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Study finds no evidence of COVID-19 virus transmitting from cats to humans

May 14, 2020

Three cats infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 spread the virus to three other cats in a lab study published in The New England Journal of Medicine by a research team working in Tokyo, Japan, and Wisconsin, USA.

The research team emphasizes that there is no evidence of the COVID-19 virus transmitting from cats to humans.

Researchers state that it is much more likely that humans are giving the virus to their pets, rather than pets causing humans to become sick.

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