Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, November 18th, 2003
In laboratory experiments, Albert D.M.E. Osterhaus and colleagues found that both domestic cats and ferrets are easily infected with SARS coronavirus taken from a human patient, and that they transmit the virus to uninfected animals housed with them. The infected cats showed no clinical symptoms but the ferrets fared less well. The findings were published as a Brief Communication in Nature.
This adds a domestic animal to the list of wild animals already known to...
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