Pets, livestock and wildlife can all catch coronavirus – does that make them dangerous?

SARS-CoV-2 almost certainly originated in an animal. But ever since the virus infected humans the outbreak has been driven by efficient human-to-human transmission, resulting in the current pandemic. The role of animals in the ongoing spread of the virus is negligible.
calendar icon 2 September 2020
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Arjan Stegeman

Professor of Veterinary Medicine at Utrecht University
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