There have been previous reports of the human-to-cat transmission of SARS-CoV-2, but there are only a few molecular studies that have compared the whole genome of the virus in cats and their owners. We here describe a case of domestic SARS-CoV-2 transmission from a healthcare worker to his cat for which nasopharyngeal swabs of both the cat and its owner were used for full-genome analysis. The results indicate that quarantine measures should be extended to pets living in SARS-CoV-2-infected households.

Human-to-Cat SARS-CoV-2 Transmission: Case Report and Full-Genome Sequencing from an Infected Pet and Its Owner in Northern Italy / G. Pagani, A. Lai, A. Bergna, A. Rizzo, A. Stranieri, A. Giordano, S. Paltrinieri, D. Lelli, N. Decaro, S. Rusconi, M.R. Gismondo, S. Antinori, S. Lauzi, M. Galli, G. Zehender. - In: PATHOGENS. - ISSN 2076-0817. - 10:2(2021 Feb 23). [10.3390/pathogens10020252]

Human-to-Cat SARS-CoV-2 Transmission: Case Report and Full-Genome Sequencing from an Infected Pet and Its Owner in Northern Italy

G. Pagani
Primo
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A. Lai
Secondo
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A. Bergna;A. Rizzo;A. Stranieri;A. Giordano;S. Paltrinieri;S. Rusconi;M.R. Gismondo;S. Antinori;S. Lauzi;M. Galli
Penultimo
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G. Zehender
Ultimo
2021-02-23

Abstract

There have been previous reports of the human-to-cat transmission of SARS-CoV-2, but there are only a few molecular studies that have compared the whole genome of the virus in cats and their owners. We here describe a case of domestic SARS-CoV-2 transmission from a healthcare worker to his cat for which nasopharyngeal swabs of both the cat and its owner were used for full-genome analysis. The results indicate that quarantine measures should be extended to pets living in SARS-CoV-2-infected households.
SARS-CoV-2; cat; full-genome analysis; one health;
Settore MED/17 - Malattie Infettive
Settore VET/05 - Malattie Infettive degli Animali Domestici
Settore MED/42 - Igiene Generale e Applicata
Settore MED/07 - Microbiologia e Microbiologia Clinica
Genetic characterization of SARS-CoV-2 and serological investigation in humans and pets to define cats and dogs role in the COVID-19 pandemic (COVIDinPET)
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