From farmed mink to your pet cat, here's what we know about coronavirus and animals

Layla the dog waits to be taken to a new foster home at the Animal Rescue of New Orleans in March, as uncertainty around coronavirus leads to fewer people adopting animals.

(CNN)The planned slaughter of almost 100,000 mink after a coronavirus outbreak on a Spanish farm has renewed questions around Covid-19 and the transmission to animals.

While the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says there's no evidence that animals play a significant role in spreading the virus, there have been reports of pets being infected.
And since the coronavirus is believed to have infected wild animals before jumping to humans, this is an area scientists need to learn more about in an effort to control the spread of Covid-19 and future illnesses.

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    An infected mink farm in Deurne, the Netherlands, on June 6 as animals were culled on 25 farms.