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31% of dogs and 40% of cats tested positive to COVID-19 after owners' diagnoses


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31 percent of pet dogs and 40 percent of pet cats tested positive to COVID-19 after their owners' own diagnoses, though under half displayed symptoms, in small Brazilian study.


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Article Title: Investigation of SARS-CoV-2 infection in dogs and cats of humans diagnosed with COVID-19 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Funding: MMS: This study was supported by CGLab/MoH (General Laboratories Coordination of Brazilian Ministry of Health), CVSLR/FIOCRUZ (Coordination of Health Surveillance and Reference Laboratories of Oswaldo Cruz Foundation), The National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) COVID-19 MCTI 402457/2020-0, INOVA VPPCB-005-FIO-20-2-69, and Carlos Chagas Filho Foundation for Research Support of the State of Rio de Janeiro (FAPERJ) E26/210.196/2020.

Competing Interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

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