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People who test positive for the coronavirus should distance themselves from pet cats and dogs as well as from other humans. “You cannot cuddle them,” one scientist said.Credit…Lillian Suwanrumpha/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
Cats Are Better Than Dogs (at Catching the Coronavirus)- The New York Times

Health News Monday, July 20, 2021

Cats Are Better Than Dogs (at Catching the Coronavirus) Cats and dogs can be infected by the coronavirus — but cats are more susceptible to infection, a new study suggests. Fortunately, infected cats appear to show mild symptoms at most.

“I am still a bit surprised that cats are so readily infected and yet rarely exhibit any signs of illness,” said Dr. Angela Bosco-Lauth, a biomedical researcher at Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences who was not involved with the research.3

Los gatos son mejores que los perros (para contraer el coronavirus)

Los gatos y los perros pueden infectarse con el coronavirus, pero los gatos son más susceptibles a la infección, sugiere un nuevo estudio. Afortunadamente, los gatos infectados parecen mostrar síntomas leves como máximo.

.”Todavía estoy un poco sorprendida de que los gatos se infecten tan fácilmente y, sin embargo, rara vez muestren signos de enfermedad”, dijo la Dra. Angela Bosco-Lauth, investigadora biomédica de la Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Ciencias Biomédicas de la Universidad Estatal de Colorado que no participó la investigación.

3https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/19/science/coronavirus-cats-dogs-pets.html?smid=url-share
By Sabrina Imbler