Coronavirus in dogs ?
According to SPCA Hong Kong, there is a risk of transmission of Coronavirus (CoViD-19) from humans to dogs.
Can humans get coronavirus from dogs ?
However, officials stressed no evidence were found that pets could be a source of infection.
Being infected does not equal being infectious or capable in spreading the COVID-19.
Its likely the human infected the dog (…)
The virus, they crossed boundaries.
Sometimes animals infect humans and sometimes, it’s the other way roundHong Kong’s Agricultural Fisheries and Conservation Department – Press Conference March 05 2020
Reported case of animals affected by COVID-19 :
On February 27, 2020, the case of a Pomeranian dog has shown positive test results. The dog belong to a sexagenarian Hong Kong patient affected by the Covid-19 virus.
Samples from the dog’s oral and nasal cavity (…) tested positive for low level Covid-19 VirusHong Kong’s Agricultural Fisheries and Conservation Department – February 27 2020
On February 28, a second test shows positive results in the oral and nasal cavity samples.
On the other hand, a test shows positive results in samples from nasal cavity on March 02. But oral cavity samples showed negative results.
Coronavirus Symptoms in dogs ?
The Pomenarian dog does not show any type of symptom at the moment, despite being infected with Corona Virus Disease, according to HK AFCD,
Therefore, which hygiene measures should be taken with your dog?
No signs of infection
- Wash your hands
- Avoid touching your nose, mouth or even your eyes
- Avoid close human contact, kisses or hand shake
- Get around crowded places, especially hospitals
Showing signs of infection
- Avoid all human and also animal contact during the quarantine and test period
- Wear an anti projection/surgical mask to protect your human entourage and your dog
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