All posts tagged covid-19

What can animal coronaviruses tell us about emerging human coronaviruses? BY Joe Brownlie, Emeritus Professor and Dick Sibley

Diseases are continually emerging. A conservative estimate is that there is one new human disease every eight months, with even more emerging in animals. In 2008, the UK Government’s Foresight […]

Vets would not manage Covid-19 this way BY Dick Sibley and Joe Brownlie

Veterinary surgeons with any experience in dealing with infectious disease and population medicine will be looking at the government’s current management of the Covid-19 epidemic with dismay. The current approach […]

Pets and the Coronavirus Lockdown

Animals can be a strong emotional support in difficult times, and it might feel like with all the spare time during the Corona lockdown, now is the perfect time to […]

Study confirms cats can become infected with and may transmit COVID-19 to other cats

In a study published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine, scientists in the U.S. and Japan report that in the laboratory, cats can readily become infected with SARS-CoV-2, the […]