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Volume 27, Number 7—July 2021

Cross-Sectional Serosurvey of Companion Animals Housed with SARS-CoV-2–Infected Owners, Italy

Barbara ColittiComments to Author , Luigi Bertolotti, Alessandro Mannelli, Gianmarco Ferrara, Andrea Vercelli, Andrea Grassi, Claudio Trentin, Saverio Paltrinieri, Chiara Nogarol, Nicola Decaro, Emiliana Brocchi, and Sergio Rosati
Author affiliations: University of Turin, Turin, Italy (B. Colitti, L. Bertolotti, A. Mannelli, S. Rosati); University of Naples, Naples, Italy (G. Ferrara); Clinica veterinaria Città di Torino, Turin, Italy (A. Vercelli); I-Vet srl Laboratorio di Analisi Veterinarie, Flero, Italy (A. Grassi); AUSL Valle d'Aosta, Aosta, Italy (C. Trentin); University of Milan, Milan, Italy (S. Paltrinieri); IN3Diagnostic, Turin (C. Nogarol); University of Bari, Bari, Italy (N. Decaro); Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dell’Emilia Romagna, Brescia, Italy (E. Brocchi)

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Table 2

Results of multivariable exact logistic regression of the association between severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 seropositivity among cats and dogs and infected owners, Italy, March–June 2020

Level of analysis
Odds ratio (95% CI)
p value*
Individual animal

Owners’ status
6.1† (0.97–∞)
Cat vs. dog
7.6 (1.9–44.4)

Owners’ status
5.8† (0.9–∞)
No. tested cats
2.5 (1.3–5.2)
*p value based on 2-tailed test.
†Median unbiased estimate.

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