A Cat in Belgium Tested Positive for COVID-19

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Published on March 31, 2020 - Duration: 01:05s

A Cat in Belgium Tested Positive for COVID-19

A Cat in Belgium Tested Positive for COVID-19 Though human-to-pet transmission of the virus is thought to be extremely rare, Belgium health officials say a cat appears to have contracted COVID-19 from her owner.

Virologist Steven Van Gucht Virologist Steven Van Gucht The cat's symptoms included diarrhea and trouble breathing.

Virologist Steven Van Gucht Virologist Steven Van Gucht There are no known cases of pets transmitting COVID-19 to people.

Two dogs in Hong Kong also previously tested positive for the virus but had no symptoms.


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