Risk Factors for SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Illness in Cats and Dogs1
, Joyce Rousseau, David Marom, Jennifer MacNicol, Linda Jacobson, Stephanie Sparling, Natalie Prystajecky, Erin Fraser, and J. Scott Weese
Author affiliations: Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph, Ontario, Canada (D. Bienzle, J. Rousseau, D. Marom, J. MacNicol, J.S. Weese); Toronto Humane Society, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (L. Jacobson); Toronto Animal Services, Toronto (S. Sparling); BC Centre for Disease Control Public Health Laboratory, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (N. Prystajecky); University of British Columbia, Vancouver (N. Prystajecky); Communicable Disease and Immunization Service, BC Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver (E. Fraser); University of British Columbia School of Population and Public Health, Vancouver (E. Fraser)
Figure 2. Mean serum SARS-CoV-2 spike protein IgG as measured by ELISA for samples from household cats, from cats in a shelter (THS), and from cats brought to a spay/neuter clinic for care (TAS), Ontario, Canada. The mean and SD are indicated. Differences were significant for household vs. shelter cats and household vs. clinic cats, but not for shelter vs. clinic cats. OD450, optical density at 450 nm; THS, Toronto Humane Society; TAS, Toronto Animal Services.
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