ITIt is possible that the coronavirus may be transmitted to humans in a study published in the scientific journal Emerging Infectious Diseases. Researchers describe the case of a virus-infected veterinarian in August 2021 in Songkhla, Thailand. The vet had treated the cat, tested positive for covid, and the covid had sneezed on her.
The animal probably contracted the virus from its two owners, according to researchers from Professor Sarunyou Chusri’s team at Prince de Songkla à Songkhla University. Genome sequencing showed that the virus found in the cat was very close to the virus found in the vet and the animal’s owners.
In a report published in the
New York Times
Scientists point out that coronavirus is transmitted more frequently from humans to cats than vice versa.