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Saturday, 28 March 2020

Cat tests positive for coronavirus!

A cat in Belgium has tested positive for coronavirus, becoming the first known feline to contract the infectious disease.

The sick pet in Li├Ęge tested positive after showing symptoms typical of COVID-19, the Brussels Times reported.

Officials believe the cat contracted the virus from its owner, who started showing symptoms about a week before their pet.

Professor Steven Van Gucht, a Doctoral Researcher at Ghent University's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, said the cat had diarrhoea, was vomiting and had breathing difficulties.

The virus was picked up when researchers tested the cat's faeces, he said.

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