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For the first time since the start of the pandemic, a cat has infected a human being with COVID-19.
According to a study by the Prince of Songkla University in Thailand, a veterinarian was allegedly contaminated by a cat during an examination. necessary equipment, namely N95 masks, gloves and goggles.
Three days after the examination, one of the doctors began to have symptoms.
It seems that the animal's handlers were positive for COVID-19 prior to the appointment. However, they would not have had contact with the specialist; moreover, they would have respected the isolation measures to avoid transmitting the virus.
For the moment, the hypothesis of the cat which transmitted the virus by sneezing near the face of the veterinarian is the most probable .
The study confirms that cats can transmit the virus to humans, but this remains extremely rare. The opposite has, however, been observed on several occasions since the spring of 2020.