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Human-to-Cat SARS-CoV-2 Transmission: Case Report and Full-Genome Sequencing from an Infected Pet and Its Owner in Northern Italy

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Infectious Diseases Unit, 3rd Division, Luigi Sacco Hospital, ASST FBF-Sacco, 20157 Milan, Italy
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Luigi Sacco Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, Università Statale di Milano, 20157 Milan, Italy
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Microbiology Unit, Luigi Sacco Hospital, ASST FBF-Sacco, 20157 Milan, Italy
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Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Milan, 26900 Lodi, Italy
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Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dell’Emilia Romagna (IZSLER), 25124 Brescia, Italy
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Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, 700010 Bari, Italy
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Academic Editor: Sonia Zuñiga
Pathogens 2021, 10(2), 252; https://doi.org/10.3390/pathogens10020252
Received: 8 February 2021 / Revised: 18 February 2021 / Accepted: 19 February 2021 / Published: 23 February 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Viral Pathogens)
There have been previous reports of the human-to-cat transmission of SARS-CoV-2, but there are only a few molecular studies that have compared the whole genome of the virus in cats and their owners. We here describe a case of domestic SARS-CoV-2 transmission from a healthcare worker to his cat for which nasopharyngeal swabs of both the cat and its owner were used for full-genome analysis. The results indicate that quarantine measures should be extended to pets living in SARS-CoV-2-infected households. View Full-Text
Keywords: SARS-CoV-2; cat; full-genome analysis; one health SARS-CoV-2; cat; full-genome analysis; one health
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Pagani, G.; Lai, A.; Bergna, A.; Rizzo, A.; Stranieri, A.; Giordano, A.; Paltrinieri, S.; Lelli, D.; Decaro, N.; Rusconi, S.; Gismondo, M.R.; Antinori, S.; Lauzi, S.; Galli, M.; Zehender, G. Human-to-Cat SARS-CoV-2 Transmission: Case Report and Full-Genome Sequencing from an Infected Pet and Its Owner in Northern Italy. Pathogens 2021, 10, 252. https://doi.org/10.3390/pathogens10020252

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Pagani G, Lai A, Bergna A, Rizzo A, Stranieri A, Giordano A, Paltrinieri S, Lelli D, Decaro N, Rusconi S, Gismondo MR, Antinori S, Lauzi S, Galli M, Zehender G. Human-to-Cat SARS-CoV-2 Transmission: Case Report and Full-Genome Sequencing from an Infected Pet and Its Owner in Northern Italy. Pathogens. 2021; 10(2):252. https://doi.org/10.3390/pathogens10020252

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Pagani, Gabriele, Alessia Lai, Annalisa Bergna, Alberto Rizzo, Angelica Stranieri, Alessia Giordano, Saverio Paltrinieri, Davide Lelli, Nicola Decaro, Stefano Rusconi, Maria R. Gismondo, Spinello Antinori, Stefania Lauzi, Massimo Galli, and Gianguglielmo Zehender. 2021. "Human-to-Cat SARS-CoV-2 Transmission: Case Report and Full-Genome Sequencing from an Infected Pet and Its Owner in Northern Italy" Pathogens 10, no. 2: 252. https://doi.org/10.3390/pathogens10020252

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