expert reaction to study describing two cases of human-to-cat SARS-CoV-2 transmission


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A study published in Vet Record looks at two cases of human-to-cat SARS-CoV-2 transmission in the UK.

Prof James Wood, Head of Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, said:

“These are important and interesting findings, adding to the body of evidence that humans can infect their pets, in some cases, as here, leading to clinical disease in the animals. Cats and dogs have been reported to be infected. This is a high quality study, including whole genome sequencing to confirm transmission links.



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