Concerns on the Emerging Research of SARS-CoV-2 on Felines: Could They be Significant Hosts/Reservoirs?

D. Katterine Bonilla-Aldana, Julian Ruiz-Saenz, Marlen Martinez- Gutierrez, Ruchi Tiwari, Kuldeep Dhama, Javier A. Jaimes, Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales
2020 Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology  
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.
doi:10.22207/jpam.14.spl1.04 fatcat:7lav7ilhejdzzbqzhtb6qqtci4