Coronavirus Mandatory Testing At Your Home Starts

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researchers at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Science started working with the County Health Departments to start conducting a study on cats and dogs that live in homes with confirmed human COVID-19 cases Dr. Sarah Hamer, an epidemiologist, told KBTX-TV Friday that her team was testing dogs and cats who live in homes where the coronavirus has infected at least one person.

scientists have reported finding two pet cats with coronavirus — the first in the state.

The cats were swabbed as part of a study being conducted at Texas A&M University to understand how pets living in “high-risk” households may be impacted by COVID-19.

The cats were in separate homes — and asymptomatic.

Dr. Sarah Hamer, an epidemiologist, told KBTX-TV Friday that her team was testing dogs and cats who live in homes where the coronavirus has infected at least one person.

A team of researchers at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Science has confirmed the first cats in Brazos County have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

The Covid-19 & Pets research project started in June.

The veterinary researchers started working with Texas County Health Departments to start conducting a study on cats and dogs that live in homes in Texas with confirmed human COVID-19 cases

She said now that they know there’s a chance for pets to become infected in COVID-positive homes, pet owners should be cautious if they become infected, but that they should not worry.

when will your dogs and cats be scheduled to be tested at your house ?

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