Is there a risk that the canine coronavirus will infect humans?
CCoV-HuPn-2018, ' explains whether the virus is dangerous to humans, says Sarah Caddy of the University of Cambridge.
On May 20, 2021, a research team at The Ohio State University examined the virus in patients with pneumonia between 2017 and 2018 and found that the virus was a new type of coronavirus that was transmitted from dogs to humans. Became clear. The virus, named '
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CCoV-HuPn-2018 was discovered by chance in a test conducted by the research team that can detect all types of coronaviruses at the same time, 'pan-CoV'. The research team conducted a nasopharyngeal swab test on 301 patients hospitalized for pneumonia between 2017 and 2018, and found CCoV-HuPn-2018 in eight patients. Analysis revealed that CCoV-HuPn-2018 is a new, previously unidentified coronavirus, 'the first case of coronavirus transmission from dogs to humans.' The research team claims that CCoV-HuPn-2018 may be the eighth species, as seven species of coronavirus that infect humans have been identified so far, including SARS-CoV-2. ..
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Regarding what kind of virus CCoV-HuPn-2018 is in the first place, Mr. Caddy said, 'CCoV-HuPn-2018 is classified as one of the canine coronaviruses.' Canine coronavirus is an intestinal virus that is transmitted from dog to dog and causes gastrointestinal abnormalities, and cases are found in dogs all over the world. Coronavirus is roughly divided into four types, 'alpha ', ' beta ', ' gamma ', and ' delta '. Canine coronavirus is classified as alpha, and SARS-CoV- causes a new type of coronavirus infection (COVID-19). Caddy says it's a separate group from 2 (Beta).
It is said that the infected person of CCoV-HuPn-2018 had developed pneumonia, but 7 out of 8 patients were also infected with other viruses such as adenovirus , influenza virus , and parainfluenza virus, so pneumonia It cannot be concluded that the direct cause of the virus is CCoV-HuPn-2018.
Also, it should be remembered that the CCoV-HuPn-2018 found this time infected humans between 2017 and 2018, and there are no reports of the spread of the infection as of 2021. 'It's unlikely that a dog can transmit the coronavirus to humans,' Caddy said.
'The coronavirus has been the focus of attention, and inevitably many samples can be found in unexpected locations, but most of these are of academic value and are vigilant,' Caddy said. You don't have to. '