Serem, cats turned out to be carriers of the SARS-CoV-2 virus according to a recent study in the United States.
GridHEALTH.id – It turns out that there are several animals that transmit the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which are currently making the world experience a pandemic.
This is evidenced by a collaborative study conducted by researchers at Kansas State University, which found it transmission of SARS-CoV-2 virus in domestic cats and pigs.
Launch Science Daily (19 November 2020), the findings concluded that domestic cats or local cats could be asymptomatic carriers of SARS-CoV-2, and pigs were unlikely to be significant carriers of the virus.
Another Fajta, “Other studies show that human patients infected with Covid-19 can transmit the SARS-CoV-2 virus to cats, including local cats, and even big cat species such as lions and tigers,” said Jurgen A. Richt, professor of Regents at Kansas State University in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
According to Richt, who is also a senior author on two collaborative studies that have been published in the journal Emerging Microbes and Infection, the findings from the results of this study are very important, because they show a link between humans and pets to potential transmission of the corona virus.
In fact, in the United States there are about 95 million domestic cats (domestic cats) and about 60 million to 100 million feral cats. How about in Indonesia?