Pets safe for COVID-19?

We may have just met coronaviruses, but the scientific world knows coronaviruses since the 1960s coronaviruses are also responsible for diseases such as sars, mers, as well as fip (feline infectious peritonitis) disease in cats.

3 weeks ago a pomerinarian in hong kong was positive for covid19. According to Hong Kong Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, “Pomeranian was “weakly positive” for the virus insensitive tests that detected viral RNA in nose and mouth samples. The dog has a low level of infection, most likely a human-to-animal discovery.”

According to the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine microbiologist Shelley Rankin, “sarscov2 is a virus transmitted from person to person. There is currently no research supporting the human-to-animal spread. The dog in Hong Kong had a few virus particles. It was hard to say what this meant as this animal had no clinical symptoms. Also, this is just one case and more research is needed.”

Still, people infected with SARSCoV19 should limit contact with their pets. In the cells of animals, there are cells that have the same receptors as us. So the virus could theoretically attach to these receptors, but will they replicate? probably not.

As researchers in China stated, cats can become infected with coronavirus, which can lead to covid19 and infect other cats, but dogs are not susceptible to covid19. According to studies without referee approval, they found that sarcov2 insufficiently reproduced in dogs, pigs, and chickens, but effectively in cats and ferrets. the virus is transmitted through respiratory droplets in cats.

According to WHO‘s explanation, covid19 can pass on to our animals, but there is no evidence that animals can spread or get sick.

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