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In Hong Kong, revealed the case of a transfer COVID-19 from the human animal

In Hong Kong, revealed the case of a transfer COVID-19 from the human animal

Hong Kong experts, after consultations came to the unanimous opinion that the infection of the domestic dog COVID-19 in Hong Kong is likely to be a case of transmission from human-to-animal
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Hong Kong experts, after consultations came to the unanimous opinion that the infection of the domestic dog COVID-19 in Hong Kong is likely to be a case of transmission from human to animal.

In late February it became known that the dog of a patient infected with a new coronavirus, was placed in quarantine in Hong Kong after test COVID-19 revealed traces of infection in the animal. Any symptoms the pet was not, however, the dog was quarantined.

The representative of the Department of agriculture, fisheries and conservation announced today (March 4), which tests dogs on COVID-19 several times turned out to be weakly positive, which means a low level of infection. Experts from Hong Kong University, City University of Hong Kong unanimously agreed that the test results indicate that in dogs the low level of infection and this is likely a case of transmission of the virus from human to animal.
Currently, the dog has no symptoms of illness related to COVID-19, the animal is quarantined at the port of Hong Kong, the pet returns to the owner only after his tests will be negative.

The representative of the Department said owners of Pets about the need to wash hands after touching animals, not kiss them and maintain the house clean. Sick people should avoid contact with animals.