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May 12, 2021

Cross-Sectional Serosurvey of Companion Animals Housed with SARS-CoV-2-Infected Owners, Italy

Anti-SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid (N) antibodies were detected in 7% of pets (14 of 198) in a serosurvey conducted in Italy from March to June 2020. All 14 seropositive animals lived with SARS-CoV-2-infected owners. In the households of SARS-CoV-2–infected owners, 20% (11 of 54) of cats and 3% (3 of 93) of dogs were seropositive. The proportion…