SARS-CoV-2 relatively common among Brazilian pets with household exposure

2021-06-16

A study of 21 people in Brazil with confirmed COVID-19 who lived with a pet found SARS-CoV-2 in 31% of dogs and 40% of cats tested, and pets that shared a bed with people were more likely to test positive. There was no evidence of transmission from pets to people, but experts said the findings underscore the importance of limiting contact between pets and people with COVID-19.

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