SARS-CoV-2 in companion animals: Do levels of SARS-CoV-2 seroconversion in pets correlate with those of pet’s owners and with protection against subsequent SARS-CoV-2 infection?

Hannah L Murphy, Shania Sanchez, Shamim Ahmed, Md Mizanur Rahman, Da Di, Mythili Dileepan, Daniel Heinrich, Yuying Liang, Hinh Ly

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3 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1216-1220
Number of pages5
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2022

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This work was supported in part by seed funds from the University of Minnesota Office of Clinical and Academic Affairs’ COVID-19 rapid response mechanism to H.M., M.M.R., D.D., M.D., Y.L., and H.L. H.M. and S.S. were supported in part by the Minnesota Drive Global Food Ventures (MnDRIVE GFV) Graduate Professional Development Program. H.M. was supported in part by the NIH T32 Virology Training Grant AI083196 and by the J.B. and J.N. Moe Graduate Fellowship. S.S. was supported in part by the S. Maheswaran Graduate Fellowship and by the B. Pomeroy Legacy Scholarship. The authors would like to thank K. Little, T. Ruska, and L. Kranz (MN Veterinary Clinical Pathology Laboratory) for collecting and preparing discarded serum samples from pets for this study.


  • Minnesota
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • canines
  • felines
  • seroprevalence

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