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First case in UK: Pet dog was infected with COVID-19 by its owner

First case in UK: Pet dog was infected with COVID-19 by its owner



 

First case in UK: Pet dog was infected with COVID-19 by its owner. 

 

According to the British “Guardian” report on the 10th, the British Chief Veterinary Officer Christine Middlemiss recently confirmed that they have found the first case of a pet dog in the UK infected with the COVID-19 virus. Experts believe that this pet dog was infected with the COVID-19 virus from its owner.

 

 


Reported to the World Organization for Animal Health

Dr. Midmis said that they tested a pet dog for the COVID-19 at the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) laboratory in Weybridge, Surrey, England, and confirmed that it was infected with the COVID-19 virus.

This is the first case of a pet dog infected with the new coronavirus in the UK. The dog is recovering now.

The case has been reported to the World Organisation for Animal Health in accordance with international commitments.

 

Midmis said that dogs are rarely infected, they usually show only mild clinical symptoms and recover within a few days.

 

 

 

It was infected by its confirmed owner


According to the report, all available evidence indicates that the dog was infected with the COVID-19 virus from its owner. The dog’s owner had previously tested positive for COVID-19.


Experts said that there is no clear evidence that pets directly spread the virus to humans. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also stated that the risk of contracting the new coronavirus from pets is small. Based on the information available so far, the risk of animals spreading COVID-19 pneumonia to humans is considered low.


Dr. Catherine Russell, an epidemiological consultant for the British Health and Safety Agency, said: “The COVID-19 pneumonia is mainly transmitted from person to person, but in some cases, the virus can be transmitted from human to animal.” The British Health and Safety Agency advises people to Wash your hands regularly, including before and after touching animals.

 

 

 

First case in UK: Pet dog was infected with COVID-19 by its owner.

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