New research suggests more cats may be COVID-positive than first thought.
The study comes out of Wuhan, China, ground zero for the global pandemic.
Between January and March, an agricultural university there collected blood samples from more than 100 local cats. Of those, 15 had COVID antibodies in their blood.
It's a sign that the cats may be good at fighting off the coronavirus.
It’s noteworthy that not a single cat tested positive for COVID, nor did any display obvious coronavirus symptoms. Also, according to periodic check-ins on the cats, none of the 102 examined felines have passed away as of today.
Felines may be good at fighting off the virus and remaining asymptomatic, but they are at risk of reinfection.
A link to the research is here.
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