Corona diagnosed in two pet cats for the first time in New York

Corona diagnosed in two pet cats for the first time in New York

Posted on Apr 23, 2020

Coronavirus has also been confirmed in two domestic cats in the US state of New York, which has been infected with the global coronavirus.

According to the US Department of Health officials, it is not yet clear whether these animals can transmit the virus to humans.

The Reuters news agency reported that the two cats were in two different areas of New York, both of them had difficulty breathing, after which their corona test came positive.

Authorities say the two cats may have contracted the virus from people in their homes or neighborhoods.

"Animals can also be infected with the coronavirus, but there is no evidence that the virus can be transmitted from these animals to humans," said Dr. Anthony.

So far, only one or two cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in pets worldwide.

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, a case of the corona was recently diagnosed in a cat in Hong Kong, but no symptoms of coronavirus were found in the cat.

A Belgian cat recovered nine days after falling ill.

Coronavirus was also confirmed in 5 leopards and 3 lions at the New York Zoo.

The zoo's management said one of the staff members transmitted the coronavirus to the animals, but they are now much better.

The agency, on the other hand, advised people to keep a distance of about two meters from their pets.

Researchers at the Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, an animal research institute based in Harbin, China, have found that coronavirus can be transmitted to cats, dogs, and pigs. It can also affect ducks, chickens, and hens.

The researchers said that experts injected high-dose coronavirus infections into other animals, including cats, ducks, and dogs, to find out how many of them showed signs of the epidemic and how much the animals were affected. There are.

Experts say that cats can also get the coronavirus from each other and they can be very sick, but cat owners need not worry because they will not be as sick as humans.


It should be noted that New York City is currently the city most affected by the coronavirus, where the number of patients is more than two and a half million while the number of deaths has reached 15 thousand.

In New York City alone, the number of people affected or killed is higher than the number of people affected and killed in China.

Across the United States, including New York, the number of patients had risen to 855,255 by the morning of April 23, while the death toll had risen to 47,973.

Similarly, the number of patients worldwide had risen to more than 2.628 million by the morning of April 23, while the death toll had risen to more than 100,000.




Mian Tajamul

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