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Cat – Minnesota

Added 8 June 2020

A report from the Minnesota Board of Animal Health confirms that a cat was confirmed to be infected with SARS-CoV-2, seven days after its owner was confirmed to be infected with COVID-19. The veterinarian reported that the cat presented at the clinic with a temperature of 105F and symptoms consistent with upper respiratory illness, a dog in the same household remains healthy at this time.


1. Minnesota Board of Animal Health (2020) Household cat confirmed with virus that causes COVID-19 (online) [accessed 8 June 2020]

2. OIE (2020) Information received on 03/06/2020 from Dr Mark Davidson, Associate Administrator, USDA-APHIS, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, United States of America (online) [accessed 8 June 2020]

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