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Pet cat tests positive for coronavirus in Hong Kong

Pet cat tests positive for coronavirus in Hong Kong

1/4/2020 4:38:00 AM

Pet cat tests positive for coronavirus in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (REUTERS) - A pet cat has tested positive for the coronavirus in Hong Kong after its owner was confirmed with having the virus, the city's Agricultural and Fisheries department said, cautioning that the animal has not shown any signs of the disease.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

In a notice late on Tuesday (March 31), the department said there is currently no evidence that pet animals can be a source of Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, and owners should not abandon their pets.The World Health Organisation also states on their website that there is no evidence that a dog, cat or any pet can transmit Covid-19.

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The cat is the third animal to test positive in Hong Kong, following earlier cases in which two dogs tested weak positive or positive during repeated tests for the virus.Authorities said the cat will continue to be monitored and examined.Samples collected from the cat's mouth, nose and rectum tested positive for the virus after it was sent to quarantine on March 30.

There has only been one other reported case of coronavirus in a cat, in Belgium, which is believed to have become infected from its owner, according to a statement from the Hong Kong Veterinary Association.The Veterinary Association said the most likely way pets would be exposed to the virus is from their owners or other people they come into contact with, and the cases were no cause for alarm.



Read more: The Straits Times

😭 It is the owner's fault, I hope they don't put the cat to sleep! Unreal if they do! Exactly! They have been subjecting the pets to testing etc. its like they have to prove that there’s pet to human transmission. They’ve done it during SARS, they are continuing with Coronavirus. Why is Hong Kong the only place that keeps testing domestic animals?

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