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Cats Can Get Coronavirus & Pass It on to Each Other, But Not Humans

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A new study out of China shows that while cats can contract COVID-19 and pass it on to each other, they’re incapable of infecting humans. Also reassuring is the fact that there’s no evidence that cats can get really sick and die from the virus, which is potentially lethal for humans. “People should embrace their pets,” Dr. John Williams, an infectious-disease expert at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, tells CNN.

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