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Fri May 8, 2020, 01:22 PM

I hope that this is just a isolated case

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Cat and owner both die after catching coronavirus in Spain

he four-year-old moggy was taken to a veterinary hospital in Catalonia with breathing difficulties and a soaring temperature of 38.2C.

Staff discovered he had heart failure and low platelet levels - meaning his blood was not able to clot properly.

The cat, which belonged to a family from the Barcelona area, was put to sleep as it was deemed unlikely to recover.

The pet - named Negrito - was just the sixth feline to be detected with the disease since the start of the outbreak.

It belonged to a household where several family members had already caught the killer virus, reports Reuters.

It was tested for coronavirus during a post-mortem on April 22 and found to have a low level of infection.

But vets insist it was its pre-exisiting conditions which led to him being put to sleep.

"The vet who euthanised the cat realised that the animal presented a very grave respiratory pathology and feared it might suffer from COVID-19," said Prof Joaquim Segales of Catalonia's Animal Health Research Centre.

https://www.the-sun.com/news/801272/cat-owner-die-coronavirus-spain/

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Bayard May 8 #1

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Fri May 8, 2020, 02:53 PM

1. So who had it first?

Feline or human?

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