Tests on two pet cats in New York State confirmed they were infected with the Corona virus, in what were the first two cases of pets in the United States.
The cats, which are from two different areas in New York State, have mild respiratory symptoms, but are expected to recover from the disease.
Scientists believe that the pet is unlikely to transmit the Coruna virus to humans.
Tests have previously shown the infection of seven lions and tigers in the Bronx Zoo in New York.
The Ministry of Agriculture and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that the two cats had symptoms of the Corona virus.
Respiratory symptoms appeared on one of the two pet cats after it was proven that its owner was also infected with Corona virus.
The tests did not show that the other cat’s owners were infected with the Corona virus.
There are limited, isolated cases of pets having symptoms of the Coruna virus, but the two pet cats in New York are the first to catch the virus in the United States.
None of the pet had any severe symptoms related to Corona virus. Scientists are studying the reasons for this.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that pet owners not allow them to interact with other people or other animals outside their homes.