A Michigan cat is the first pet in the state to contract the coronavirus.
On Tuesday, a domestic cat from Ingham County, Michigan caught COVID-19 from its owners, who both tested positive for the virus, according to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
“Given the other reported cases of SARS-CoV-2 found in pets around the world, this evidence is not unexpected,” said state veterinarian Dr. Nora Wineland in a press release. “The cases in animals generally involved direct contact with an owner or carer who was sick or tested positive for COVID-19.”
The cat was constantly sneezing after being diagnosed with COVID-19, but has since recovered, according to health officials.
Stock Photo. According to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, a domestic shorthair cat has caught COVID-19 from its owners, who both tested positive for the virus.
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This is a developing story and will be updated with more information as it becomes available.