And there it is: First known cat infected with COVID-19 coronavirus

And there it is: First known cat infected with COVID-19 coronavirus
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[Ed. – You all saw Fallen (Denzel Washington), right?  Just saying.]

A cat in Belgi[um] has tested positive for the coronavirus after catching the potentially deadly bug from an infected owner, officials said Friday.

The sick pet in Liège tested positive after showing classic symptoms of COVID-19 — including difficulty breathing — a week after its owner first fell sick, health officials told a press conference, the Brussels Times reports.

While it is the first known infection of a cat, two dogs in Hong Kong have previously tested positive — with the first, a 17-year-old Pomeranian, dying after returning home from quarantine. …

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Meanwhile, the World Health Organization insists that there is “no evidence that a dog, cat or any pet can transmit COVID-19” to humans.

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