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Pet cat falls ill with coronavirus in UK

A pet cat has fallen ill with coronavirus in the UK after apparently catching Covid-19 from a human. The infection was confirmed following tests at the Animal and Plant Health Agency (Apha) laboratory in Weybridge, Surrey, on July 22. The UK’s chief veterinary officer, Christine Middlemiss, said: “Tests conducted by the Animal and Plant Health Agency have confirmed that the virus responsible for Covid-19 has been detected in a pet cat in England."

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