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D. Katterine Bonilla-Aldana1,2, Julian Ruiz-Saenz3, Marlen Martinez-Gutierrez3, Ruchi Tiwari4, Kuldeep Dhama5, Javier A. Jaimes6 and
Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales2,7
1Incubator in Zoonosis (SIZOO), Biodiversity and Ecosystem Conservation Research Group (BIOECOS), Fundacion Universitaria Autonoma de las Americas, Sede Pereira, Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia.
2Public Health and Infection Research Group and Incubator, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universidad Tecnologica de Pereira, Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia.
3Grupo de Investigacion en Ciencias Animales, Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia, Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia.
4Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Immunology, College of Veterinary Sciences, Uttar Pradesh Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Pashu Chikitsa Vigyan Vishwavidyalaya Evam Go Anusandhan Sansthan (DUVASU), Mathura, India –281001, India.
5Division of Pathology, ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly- 243 122, Uttar Pradesh, India.
6Department of Microbiology & Immunology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA.
7Grupo de Investigacion Biomedicina, Faculty of Medicine, Fundacion Universitaria Autonoma de las Americas, Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2020;14(suppl 1):703-708 | Article Number: 6238
Received: 20/04/2020 | Accepted: 28/04/2020 | Published: 01/05/2020
Abstract

With the growing evidence of cases and studies showing natural and experimental infection due to SARS-CoV-2 in felines, including cats, lion, and tigers, there is also an increasing concern about its susceptibility and their role in urban cycles of SARS-CoV-2 transmission, initially from humans-to-animals, but with uncertainty about reverse transmission. In this review, we addressed the evidence around this situation.

Keywords

SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, Animals, Feline, Anthropozoonotic, Pandemic

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