Sarah Caddy | Virologist & Veterinary Clinician Scientist
University of Cambridge

Sarah Caddy, Virologist & Veterinary Clinician Scientist, University of Cambridge

Sarah graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2009. She worked in both mixed practice and emergency small animal practice before going on to complete a PhD in canine enteric viruses at Imperial College  London. Sarah is now a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellow in the new Cambridge Institute for Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Diseases. Sarah is a diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Microbiology and her current research focuses on immunity to viruses in both humans and animals

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Day 2 @ 10:00

SARS-CoV-2 in animals

Many questions have been raised regarding the possible role of animals in the current COVID-19 pandemic; can animals be infected with SARS-CoV-2? Do they get disease? Can they spread the virus between humans? Multiple countries have now reported positive cases of SARS-CoV-2 in cats and dogs, although the clinical relevance of this is uncertain. This talk therefore aims to outline the current understanding of SARS-CoV-2 infection in companion animals, providing an overview of the latest studies that describe both experimental and natural infections. The risk of zoonotic spread of the virus to pet owners is deemed to be very low, but ways to minimise the likelihood of virus transmission between animals and humans will also be discussed
last published: 23/Oct/20 02:45 GMT

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