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  1. A household case evidences shorter shedding of SARS-CoV-2 in naturally infected cats compared to their human owners

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    | Contributor(s):: Neira, V., Brito, B., Aguero, B., Berrios, F., Valdes, V., Gutierrez, A., Ariyama, N., Espinoza, P., Retamal, P., Holmes, E. C., Gonzalez-Reiche, A. S., Khan, Z., Guchte, A. van de, Jayeeta, Dutta, Miorin, L., Kehrer, T., Galarce, N., Almonacid, L. I., Levican, J., Bakel, H. van, Garcia-Sastre, A., Medina, R. A.

    Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has been detected in domestic and wild cats. However, little is known about natural viral infections of domestic cats, although their importance for modelling disease spread, informing strategies for managing positive human-animal...

  2. The impact of COVID on cat guardians: veterinary issues

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    | Contributor(s):: Kogan, L. R., Erdman, P., Currin-McCulloch, J., Bussolari, C., Packman, W.

    The onset of COVID has impacted the field of veterinary medicine and the lives of cat guardians in numerous ways, yet the subject remains largely unexplored. The purpose of this study was to better understand cat guardians' fears and concerns pertaining to veterinary care and obtainment of...

  3. Locking down the impact of New Zealand's COVID-19 alert level changes on pets

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    | Contributor(s):: Esam, F., Forrest, R., Waran, N.

    The influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on human-pet interactions within New Zealand, particularly during lockdown, was investigated via two national surveys. In Survey 1, pet owners (n = 686) responded during the final week of the five-week Alert Level 4 lockdown (highest level of restrictions -...

  4. Do Animals Play a Role in the Transmission of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2)? A Commentary

    | Contributor(s):: Costagliola, A., Liguori, G., d'Angelo, D., Costa, C., Ciani, F., Giordano, A.

  5. Human-animal relationships and interactions during the Covid-19 lockdown phase in the UK: Investigating links with mental health and loneliness

    | Contributor(s):: Ratschen, E., Shoesmith, E., Shahab, L., Silva, K., Kale, D., Toner, P., Reeve, C., Mills, D. S.

  6. One Health in the context of coronavirus outbreaks: A systematic literature review

    | Contributor(s):: Schmiege, D., Perez Arredondo, A. M., Ntajal, J., Minetto Gellert Paris, J., Savi, M. K., Patel, K., Yasobant, S., Falkenberg, T.

  7. Human-Animal Interaction and the Emergence of SARS-CoV-2

    | Contributor(s):: Hassani, A., Khan, G.

  8. The Concerns, Difficulties, and Stressors of Caring for Pets during COVID-19: Results from a Large Survey of U.S. Pet Owners

    | Contributor(s):: Applebaum, J. W., Tomlinson, C. A., Matijczak, A., McDonald, S. E., Zsembik, B. A.

  9. Human-animal interactions and bat coronavirus spillover potential among rural residents in Southern China

    | Contributor(s):: Li, H., Mendelsohn, E., Zong, C., Zhang, W., Hagan, E., Wang, N., Li, S., Yan, H., Huang, H., Zhu, G., Ross, N., Chmura, A., Terry, P., Fielder, M., Miller, M., Shi, Z., Daszak, P.

  10. First Reported Cases of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Companion Animals - New York, March-April 2020

    | Contributor(s):: Newman, A., Smith, D., Ghai, R. R., Wallace, R. M., Torchetti, M. K., Loiacono, C., Murrell, L. S., Carpenter, A., Moroff, S., Rooney, J. A., Barton Behravesh, C.

  11. Extensive human presence and regular gentle handling improve growth, survival and immune competence in ostrich chicks

    | Contributor(s):: Muvhali, P. T., Bonato, M., Engelbrecht, A., Malecki, I. A., Cloete, S. W. P.

  12. Risk of Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) Infection in Pet Cats in Australia is Higher in Areas of Lower Socioeconomic Status

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    | Contributor(s):: Vivian Tran, Mark Kelman, Michael Ward, Mark Westman

    Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), feline calicivirus (FCV), and feline herpesvirus (FHV-1) are common viral infections of domestic cats in Australia. A study was performed to investigate the possible effect of area-based socioeconomic factors on the occurrence of FIV, FCV, and FHV-1...

  13. Papillomavirus DNA is not Amplifiable from Bladder, Lung, or Mammary Gland Cancers in Dogs or Cats

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    | Contributor(s):: John S. Munday, Chloe B. MacLachlan, Matthew R. Perrott, Danielle Aberdein

    Papillomaviruses (PVs) cause around 5% of all human cancers, including most cervical cancers and around a quarter of all oral cancers. Additionally, some studies have suggested that PVs could cause a proportion of human lung, breast, and bladder cancers. As PVs have been associated with skin...

  14. Decrease in Population and Increase in Welfare of Community Cats in a Twenty-Three Year Trap-Neuter-Return Program in Key Largo, FL: The ORCAT Program

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    | Contributor(s):: Rachael E. Kreisler, Heather N. Cornell, Julie K. Levy

    The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of a long-term (23-year) trapneuter-return program on the population size of community cats in the Ocean Reef Community and to describe the demographic composition and outcome of enrolled cats. A retrospective study was performed using both...

  15. A Critical Needs Assessment for Research in Companion Animals and Livestock Following the Pandemic of COVID-19 in Humans

    | Contributor(s):: McNamara, T., Richt, J. A., Glickman, L.

    Problem: The emergence of novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in Wuhan, China, in November 2019 and a growing body of information compel inquiry regarding the transmissibility of infection between humans and certain animal species. Although there are a number of issues to be considered, the following...

  16. A qualitative study of zoonotic risk factors among rural communities in southern China

    | Contributor(s):: Li, H. Y., Zhu, G. J., Zhang, Y. Z., Zhang, L. B., Hagan, E. A., Martinez, S., Chmura, A. A., Francisco, L., Tai, H., Miller, M., Daszak, P.

  17. A Mini Review of the Zoonotic Threat Potential of Influenza Viruses, Coronaviruses, Adenoviruses, and Enteroviruses

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    | Contributor(s):: Emily S Bailey, Jane K Fieldhouse, Jessica Y Choi, Gregory C Gray

    During the last two decades, scientists have grown increasingly aware that viruses are emerging from the human–animal interface. In particular, respiratory infections are problematic; in early 2003, World Health Organization issued a worldwide alert for a previously unrecognized illness...

  18. The continual threat of influenza virus infections at the human–animal interface: What is new from a one health perspective?

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    | Contributor(s):: Emily S Bailey, Jessica Y Choi, Jane K Fieldhouse, Laura Borkenhagen, Juliana Zemke, Dingmei Zhang, Gregory C Gray

    This year, in 2018, we mark 100 years since the 1918 influenza pandemic. In the last 100 years, we have expanded our knowledge of public health and increased our ability to detect and prevent influenza; however, we still face challenges resulting from these continually evolving viruses. Today,...

  19. Hendra Virus Vaccine, a One Health Approach to Protecting Horse, Human, and Environmental Health

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    | Contributor(s):: Deborah Middleton, Jackie Pallister, Reuben Klein, Yan-Ru Feng, Jessica Haining, Rachel Arkinstall, Leah Frazer, Jin-An Huang, Nigel Edwards, Mark Wareing, Martin Elhay, Zia Hashmi, John Bingham, Manabu Yamada, Dayna Johnson, John White, Adam Foord, Hans G. Heine, Glenn A. Marsh, Christopher C. Broder, Lin-Fa Wang

    In recent years, the emergence of several highly pathogenic  zoonotic  diseases in humans has led to a renewed emphasis on the interconnectedness of human, animal, and environmental health, otherwise known as One Health. For example, Hendra virus...

  20. Zoonotic diagrams: mastering and unsettling human-animal relations

    | Contributor(s):: Lynteris, Christos