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  • Wednesday, March 18th 2020 - 07:25 UTC

    Why you need not worry about pets spreading Covid-19

    The first coronavirus to be reported in dogs was back in 1974. More recently in 2003, a novel canine coronovirus causing respiratory disease was identified in dogs in an animal shelter in the UK

    By Sarah L. Caddy (*) – A Pomeranian dog in Hong Kong grabbed the international media's attention this week after scientists found traces of coronavirus in the canine. Following confirmation that the dog’s owner was positive for the virus causing COVID-19, the dog was taken from Hong Kong Island to a nearby animal quarantine facility. Subsequent tests performed on swabs collected from the dog’s nose and throat unexpectedly revealed coronavirus.