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To who commented about the fact that 15% of cats infected with coronavirus Wuhan

To who commented about the fact that 15% of cats infected with coronavirus Wuhan

The world health organization (who) is closely monitoring cases of infection of Pets with a new type of coronavirus.

Information about the transfer of infection from animals to humans at the moment, said Saturday the official who representative Tariq BiH national jasarevic Azra, commenting on reports from China that about 15% of cats in Wuhan, according to the study, infected with the coronavirus.
"We are aware of the fact that Pets are patients with COVID-19 in individual cases infected with the disease," said BiH national jasarevic Azra. "However, at present there is no evidence of Pets spreading the disease," he said.

As stressed by the BiH national jasarevic Azra, who "carries out careful monitoring of these cases together with the national authorities and the world organization for animal health (OIE) in order to explore this question."
BiH national jasarevic Azra recalled that, according to the OIE, the main way of spreading COVID-19 is "transfer from person to person."
However, "there is the possibility that some animals become infected through close contact with infected people," he said.
Who believe that patients COVID-19 people "have to limit contact with Pets, when you are engaged with them and care about them, and follow basic rules of hygiene", said the representative of the organization.

According to the article, previously published in the digital library bioRxiv, Chinese veterinarians collected blood samples from 100 stray and pet cats living in the territory of Wuhan, and found that about 15% of them are infected with coronavirus new. As it caught stray cats, scientists still can not say.

OIE announced April 3 on the occasion of transmission of coronavirus from person to cat, registered in Hong Kong. On the organization's website States that "the cat was quarantined March 30, 2020, after her owner was hospitalized with symptoms of the disease COVID-19". Any specific symptoms in the animal were noted.