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Pets Show Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in Italian Study – News-Medical.Net

A study shows that reverse transmission of SARS-CoV-2 is probable, with 3-4% of pets showing antibodies to the infection, though no virus was recovered.

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The current COVID-19 pandemic is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which is thought to have originated in animals. This jumped species barriers to infect humans and is now showing rapid and easy transmission between them.
A new study* shows that reverse transmission is probable, with 3-4% of a large number of domestic pets showing antibodies to the infection, though no virus was recovered from any animal.
Almost from the beginning, there have been reports that the virus can infect pet cat…

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