Just heard a cat has come down with this virus now

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    • #295082
      Quinn
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      Not good, they have same type of protein something, virus can attach to, if right, not good. Sorry if mentioned or posted.

    • #295085
      Punxsutawney
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      Early in the month a British citizen (25 year old) was reporting from China about his experience (damn near killed him) and early in his illness he reported that his very active cat was acting sick and listless. It died a couple of days later. So I’d careful with pets if you are infected, or not!

      In America, “Liberty” means “Free to Die in Service of Capital” - Amfortas the hippie

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      sadoldgirl
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      The question is: Did this cat have a strong distemper

      shot? That was necessary for my dogs ~35 years ago

      to help them against Parvo, which is in some ways

      related to corona viruses. It may be extremely important

      that your cat/dog has all the necessary shots now.

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        Cold Mountain Trail
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        Parvo is caused by parvovirus.

        Distemper is caused by Paramyxovirus; diseases caused by this family of viruses include measles & mumps in humans.

        Both diseases have feline/canine variants.

        I don’t think parvo is r/t coronaviri

        Except they’re both viruses

         

        Pet owners, breathe a sigh of relief: There’s currently no evidence that cats, dogs, or any other household pets can contract or spread novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which has impacted hundreds of thousands of people worldwide via human-to-human transmission, according to the World Health Organization.

        You may have heard back in February that a dog in Hong Kong tested “weakly” positive for novel coronavirus, per CNN. But many experts think the dog was only superficially contaminated, meaning the highly-sensitive tests picked up low levels of the virus in the animal—not enough to warrant the diagnosis of an active COVID-19 infection like those in people.

        While it is believed that COVID-19 originated from an animal source, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains that there is “no reason” to think that any animals or pets could be sources of new COVID-19 infections. The CDC also confirmed they have not received any reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19.  “There is no research to support human to animal spread,” says Shelley Rankin, Ph.D., a professor of clinical microbiology and head of diagnostic services in the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

        Dogs and cats can contract other types of coronavirus, though….(there are several specific to dogs/cats)

        https://www.prevention.com/health/a31441096/can-dogs-cats-get-coronavirus/

    • #295093
      xyzse
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      Dogs too.

      I remember a case in China with a dog dying of Covid-19.

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