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WSU testing for COVID-19 in pets


The Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL), on the Washington State University campus in Pullman, has tested two cats in connection with COVID-19.

Both felines were quarantined with people who were positive for COVID-19. The testing being done is to determine if either cat was infected and, more importantly, if they are able to carry and spread the virus.

Both animals were negative for the virus.

According to a WSU press release, the question of infection in animals is important because in a study done in 2003 with the previous SARS outbreak, domestic cats and ferrets cou...

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