We’ve heard reports of animals infected with COVID-19. And while it’s not common, two studies suggest it is possible for the coronavirus to be transmitted from humans to cats and dogs. In a U.K. study, two cats were diagnosed with the disease after exhibiting respiratory symptoms. The genetics of the virus resembled the form that infects humans, so it’s likely the virus came from an infected person to the cats. In the other study, Brazilian researchers studied 21 patients with COVID-19. Nine of their dogs out of 29, and 4 cats out of 10 were infected. Some of the pets had symptoms like sneezing, coughing and diarrhea while others showed no signs of the virus. Still, it’s important to understand that there is no evidence so far that our pets transmit the virus to us.
That’s Gotta Hurt
The Injuries That Changed Sports Forever
Through the stories of a dozen athletes whose injuries and recovery advanced the field (including Joan Benoit, Michael Jordan, Brandi Chastain, and Tommy John), Dr. Geier explains how sports medicine makes sports safer for the pros, amateurs, student-athletes, and weekend warriors alike.Get the Book