About 15% of cats tested in Wuhan for coronavirus were infected. This conclusion was made by scientists of the Wuhan Institute of Virology and Huazhong Agricultural University.
According to a study report, SARS-CoV-2 infected a Wuhan cat population during an outbreak of coronavirus infection in China.
As part of the study, scientists tested 39 cats before the outbreak and more than 100 animals after the start of the spread of the virus throughout the country. As it turned out, before the spread of coronavirus, cats were not infected, but after the outbreak, 15 out of 102 cats were infected.
Prior to this, scientists have found that cats can be potentially susceptible to SARS-CoV-2. This study only confirmed their hypothesis.
Earlier, the test for coronavirus in a domestic cat in Hong Kong was positive.