The unique coronavirus is likewise not sparing pet animals. Apparently, authorities have identified the second case of a dog contracting COVID-19 in the U.S.
The Georgia Department of Public Health revealed on Wednesday (July 1) that a local pet dog has actually evaluated favorable for the virus recently. The 6-year-old combined type canine tested positive but did not show any sign of the breathing illness, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Although the canine did not show symptoms of COVID-19, health authorities said that it had an unexpected onset of neurological illness that progressed so quickly in a matter of days. The condition was what prompted the doctors to have actually the canine evaluated for COVID-19.
” Out of an abundance of caution, a SARS-CoV-2 test was carried out on the canine. The presumptive positive outcome was confirmed by the USDA National Veterinary Services Laboratory. While the dog did test positive for SARS-CoV-2, the progressive neurological disease was brought on by another condition,” the DPH said in a declaration.
The first animal case in the U.S. was a tiger at a New York Zoo, per the CDC. Other animals that have reportedly contracted the infection consist of pet cats and minks on several farms.
Despite the fact that numerous animals have actually already tested for COVID-19 in different places around the world, there is still no clear proof to show that these animals might transmit the infection to humans.
Animal specialists warned that pugs and other canines with flat faces and short necks are most likely to get the novel coronavirus than other breeds. Pixabay
To verify the unusual case, the state DPH worked with the Georgia Department of Agriculture, the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
A 2nd pet by the very same owner of the favorable case was also evaluated by the officials although it did disappoint any signs and signs of the coronavirus. The result of the test is still pending.
The very first canine case was reported on June 2. The U.S. Department of Agriculture revealed at the time that a German shepherd in New York state had evaluated favorable for the unique coronavirus.
” Out of an abundance of care, a SARS-CoV-2 test was performed on the canine. The presumptive favorable result was validated by the USDA National Veterinary Services Laboratory. While the pet did test positive for SARS-CoV-2, the progressive neurological disease was caused by another condition,” the DPH said in a statement.