A Cat Was Reported To Test Positive With Coronavirus In Belgium

Grant Boone
March 29, 2020

"The researchers found the virus in the cat's feces", said Professor Steven Van Gucht.

A feline in Belgian has tried positive for the coronavirus in the wake of getting the possibly risky bug from a tainted proprietor, authorities said Friday.

While it is the primary known disease of a feline, two canines in Hong Kong have recently tried positive - with the initial, a 17-year-old Pomeranian, passing on in the wake of getting back from an isolate.

Officials did not identify the woman but said that she came from the Belgian city of Liege in the French-speaking part of the country.

According to the report, the veterinary medicine faculty in Liège later confirmed that the cat was infected with coronavirus and that it may have passed on to the creature from her owner, who had been showing symptoms for COVID-19 from a week before the pet did.

The virus can be transmitted from humans to animals but "there is no reason to think that animals can be vectors of the epidemic in our society", he said.

According to a report by The Brussels Times, the woman from the Liège province first showed symptoms associated with COVID-19 a week before the cat was infected. However, it seems like our four-legged friends can contract the deadly virus from humans after a cat in Belgium was diagnosed with the disease a week after its owner fell ill.

Ajinkya Rahane donates Rs 10 lakh for the fight against Covid
I'm pledging?52 lakh for the fight against Corona (?31 lakh to the PM-CARES Fund &?21 lakh to the UP CM's Disaster Relief Fund). Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar has donated Rs 50 lakh, while former India player Suresh Raina has chipped in with Rs 52 lakh.

"Up to now, there is no such thing as a proof {that a} home animal can transmit the virus to people or different pets", the general public authority mentioned.

It has previously been thought that pets are not likely to suffer with coronavirus - or be able to be infected by humans.

This would be the first case of a cat testing positive for the virus. "The risk of animal-to-human transmission is very small".

They nevertheless advised owners "not rub their nose against their pets".

The dog later died after being released from quarantine, officials said.

'We have said it from the beginning of the crisis and we will go on to the end: there is no reason to abandon your animal.

Other reports by

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER