Scientists from the Wuhan Institute of Virology and Huazhong Agricultural University concluded that approximately 15 percent of the cats they studied in the city of Wuhan are carriers of coronavirus infection. This is evidenced by data published on the bioRxiv website.
Experts examined blood samples taken from 102 cats after the coronavirus outbreak and 39 before the outbreak. It turned out that before the virus spread, the animals were not infected with the virus, but after the outbreak, 15 out of 102 cats were infected.
“We found antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in the body of more than ten cats from Wuhan. This indicates that something similar can happen in other regions of the Earth that are covered by the epidemic,” the veterinarians concluded.