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Study: Cats Susceptible to SARS

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Study: Cats Susceptible to SARS

Study: Cats Susceptible to SARS

Study: Cats Susceptible to SARS

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A study shows that the SARS virus can infect domestic cats. In theory, cats could become a source of SARS if there were a widespread epidemic among humans or other wildlife. Hong Kong researchers discovered the vulnerability last spring; their study appears in the current issue of the journal Nature. NPR's Richard Knox reports.