Coronavirus Jumps Species Barrier in Hong Kong

a cute roughshod alleycat hides in a marketplace cardboard box

Are felines now at risk in the pandemic?

Per numerous mainstream news outlets, the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 has infected cats.

Hong Kong is the known epicenter of the feline pandemic, where multiple cases have been publicly reported of cats contracting a mutated version of the novel coronavirus. Given the stray and ferile cat overpopulation issues of many large cities around the world, as well as the ubiquity of domestic cats, this could be an ongoing concern for public health officials. 

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