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Cat transfers Covid-19 to human in first documented case

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Seamlessly repeating kitty cat pattern with happy cats with whiskers.
Seamlessly repeating kitty cat pattern with happy cats with whiskers.

The possibility that humans can infect their pet cats and dogs with the SARS-CoV-2 virus was established during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

In 2020, Canadian researchers suggested that more pets could have contracted Covid-19 than initially though, with numerous reports of the virus in domestic cats. One study found that a cat caught the Delta variant from its owner, Health24 previously reported.

There is also a risk, albeit very small, that animals can pass the virus to people, but there hasn't been any documented evidence of this – until now.

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