With big cats getting COVID-19 at zoos, can your house cat catch COVID as well?

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PHOTO: Kira, a snow leopard at the Stone Zoo, plays with one of her three-month-old cubs, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, in Stoneham, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Last week, an Illinois zoo lost a snow leopard to COVID-19. With big cats carrying and now dying from COVID-19, is there a chance your house cat could catch the virus? Lisa Dent talked to Dr. Karen Terio, a veterinarian for the University of Illinois to discuss the chances your cat has of catching COVID.

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