Skip to comments.Texas A&M Research Project Identifies First COVID-19 Positive Cats In Texas
Posted on 08/06/2020 9:02:27 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
The transmission of COVID-19 to pets has been the source of much discussion within the scientific community.
While reports have confirmed a small, but growing, list of positive cases among companion animals and exotic cats in the United States, new Texas A&M University research efforts are beginning to shed additional light on the topic.
In further exploring the degree to which pets are infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, a team led by Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) associate professor of epidemiology Dr. Sarah Hamer is seeing evidence that pets living in high-risk households with people who have COVID-19 in Brazos County and the surrounding areas may also become infected with this virus. Brazos County includes Bryan-College Station and is home to Texas A&M University.
Were one of a few veterinary research groups across the country that are conducting similar investigations to provide an enhanced understanding about SARS-CoV-2 infections in pets asking questions such as, are pets being exposed? Becoming infected? Can they spread the virus to humans or other animals? Do they get sick? Hamer said. Its really exciting that research teams are beginning to respond to the crisis in this way.
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I’m sure their $600 check will be in the mail post haste!
I still haven't come to terms with feline AIDS.
MEOW! We just got a kitten two months ago from our grandson’s girlfriend, he constantly puked and coughed...and now he’s okay. Wonder if he was a covid cat?
Leave it to the Aggies. If you get covid from a cat,do you cough up hairballs?
Oh noes this is a CATastrophy well Someone had to say it
Well, if a papaya can test positive for Covid-19, I suppose a Cat-Can-Too.
Cat ladies and minorities most affected.
Guess all the cats will have to ware masks too!
actually, a Brit teaching in the city where the Chinese flu began wrote that his kitten died while he was ill.
It’s the Chuck Norris of viruses.
It can jump through a mask onto a sidewalk where it can live for 17 days in full sunlight and 95 degree heat before leaping 5 feet 11 inches into my cat, causing his kidneys to explode.
That’s what the press coverage seems to say anyhow.
Cats are susceptible to all kinds of respiratory ailments.
If you've ever tried giving a pill to a cat, just wait 'til you try putting a condom on one.
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