We conducted a serologic survey among dogs and cats in Italy to detect antibodies against severe acute respiratory syndrome virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). We found that SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence was higher among cats (16.2%) than dogs (2.3%). In addition, seroprevalence was higher among animals living in close contact with SARS-CoV-2-positive owners.

Cross-Sectional Serosurvey of Companion Animals Housed with SARS-CoV-2–Infected Owners, Italy / B. Colitti, L. Bertolotti, A. Mannelli, G. Ferrara, A. Vercelli, A. Grassi, C. Trentin, S. Paltrinieri, C. Nogarol, N. Decaro, E. Brocchi, S. Rosati. - In: EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES. - ISSN 1080-6040. - 27:7(2021 Jul), pp. 1919-1922. [10.3201/eid2707.203314]

Cross-Sectional Serosurvey of Companion Animals Housed with SARS-CoV-2–Infected Owners, Italy

S. Paltrinieri;
2021-07

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We conducted a serologic survey among dogs and cats in Italy to detect antibodies against severe acute respiratory syndrome virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). We found that SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence was higher among cats (16.2%) than dogs (2.3%). In addition, seroprevalence was higher among animals living in close contact with SARS-CoV-2-positive owners.
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