Weak positive reaction of new coronavirus is detected in dog

Virus testing of dogs owned by the new coronavirus-infected dogs revealed a 'weakly positive' response, indicating low levels of the virus found in the body.

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The weakly positive dog owner was a 60-year-old female who developed symptoms of a new type of coronavirus infection (COVID-19) on February 12, 2020, and was confirmed positive by subsequent tests. Hong Kong's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the Fisheries and Agriculture and Natural Sciences Agency (AFCD) tested mucus from the nasal and oral cavities of this woman's pet dog and found a weak positive reaction indicating the presence of low levels of the novel coronavirus. it was done.

The AFCD pointed out that the dog in question did not show signs of COVID-19, and whether it was really infected with COVID-19, or a new coronavirus simply taken into the nose and mouth from the contaminated surface was detected It is unknown whether it is only. According to the AFCD, the dog in question was isolated at an animal isolation facility until a negative test result was obtained.

Hong Kong government, if the infection of the new coronavirus in the home that a pet has been confirmed, and also performs the quarantine against pet not only the owner (PDF file)

announcement has been. AFCD explains the new coronavirus testing and other measures to be carried out on pets with illustrated posts.

The AFCD states that there is no evidence of a new type of coronavirus infection in pets such as dogs and cats or that there is transmission from pets to humans, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Veterinary Association says that dog infection has not been confirmed, `` Japan The transmission of the new coronavirus in pets is not a problem at this time. '

Low-level novel coronavirus detected in dogs by PCR test in Hong Kong
(PDF file) https://www.tvma.or.jp/public/items/20200228.pdf

Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, Head of Technology for the WHO Emergency Program, said at a press conference at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, `` I understand the results, the understanding of ongoing tests, and We will continue our research to understand what we can do to protect the environment. '

Hong Kong is adjacent to Guangdong Province, which has the second largest number of infected people after Hubei Province, where Wuhan is located, but the number of infected people confirmed in Hong Kong is less than 100 people and the U.S. public radio network NPR said Pointed out. Hong Kong has been able to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, in addition to blocking borders and closing schools due to the suspension of trains, buses and ferries to mainland China, and measures to quickly isolate suspected infections, He reported that the reason was that citizens tried to protect themselves with masks, sunglasses and sometimes plastic raincoats.

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