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Cat – Spain

Added 18 May 2020

The cat lived with a family in which several members had tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. The cat was taken to a veterinary hospital with marked respiratory signs and a rectal temperature of 38.2 C.

Blood results showed marked anaemia and thrombocytopaenia. Radiography revealed a broncho-interstitial pattern with increased opacity throughout the lungs. The cat’s condition deteriorated, and he was euthanased and sent for post-mortem (Biosecurity level 3).

Reference

  1. Ministerio de Agricultura (2020) Comunicacion de un caso positivo a SARS-CoV-2 en un gato en espana (11/05/2020) [online]. Available at: https://www.oie.int/fileadmin/Home/eng/Our_scientific_expertise/docs/pdf/COV-19/Nota_Gato%20SARS-CoC-2_spain.pdf [Accessed 18 May 2020]
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