Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Short Communication Volume 3 Issue 9

Render Unto Pets the Things that are Pet’s: More a COVID-19 Victim than a Zoonotic Villain

Isabella Thomaz da Silva1, Eliane de O Ferreira2 and Bruno de A Penna1*

1Laboratório de Cocos Gram Positivos, Instituto Biomédico, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, RJ, Brazil
2Laboratório de Biologia de Anaeróbios, Instituto de Microbiologia Paulo Goes, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

*Corresponding Author: Bruno de A Penna, Laboratório de Cocos Gram Positivos, Instituto Biomédico, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, RJ, Brazil.

Received: August 16, 2021; Published: August 26, 2021

  Based upon genomic sequence analysis [1] and other coronaviruses (including SARS-CoV and MERS-Cov), SARS-CoV-2 originates from bats, but further studies are still needed to confirm whether it is or not transmitted directly or through an intermediate host. Other animals, such as ferrets and pangolins, are susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 and may be potential intermediate hosts, but there may be several intermediate hosts [2].

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Citation

Citation: Bruno de A Penna., et al. “Render Unto Pets the Things that are Pet’s: More a COVID-19 Victim than a Zoonotic Villain". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 3.9 (2021): 80-81.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2021 Bruno de A Penna., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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