A clarification from the experts (Covid19 and dogs)

One of our dear friends shared this article. It is very informative: https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/3076480/coronavirus-hong-kongs-infected-dogs-were

Excerpts:

“But infection doesn’t mean the dog is sick or has symptoms. Whereas, a disease is when an infected person or animal develops symptoms, such as fever, cold, or pneumonia,” he said.

“Neither of the two cases had the disease caused by the coronavirus. The public might have confusion, but when dogs are infected, it does not mean they have the disease or they are sick.”

“Infected does not mean [being] sick … infectious or contagious in scientific terms. These dogs are not sick, and there is no evidence that they have passed the virus to other dogs or to humans.”
– Dr Lawren Durocher-Babek, veterinary expert.

 

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