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The sick pet in Liège examined optimistic after exhibiting basic signs of COVID-19 — together with issue respiratory — per week after its proprietor first fell sick, well being officers instructed a press convention, the Brussels Times reports.
Whereas it’s the first recognized an infection of a cat, two dogs in Hong Kong have beforehand examined optimistic — with the primary, a 17-year-old Pomeranian, dying after returning dwelling from quarantine.
“The cat had diarrhea, kept vomiting and had breathing difficulties. The researchers found the virus in the cat’s feces,” professor Steven Van Gucht mentioned Friday, in keeping with the outlet.
No data was given on the circumstances of both the cat or its proprietor, the Brussels Occasions mentioned.