Report Shows Arizona Man Infected His Dog, Cat With COVID-19

11/3/2021 7:00:00 PM

Researchers say the new case study is the first in the U.S. to use genetics to document such transmission.

Covid-19 Transmission To Pets, Dog With Covid-19

An Arizona man infected his dog and cat with COVID, according to a new case study that researchers say is the first in the United States to use genetics to document such transmission.

Researchers say the new case study is the first in the U.S. to use genetics to document such transmission.

, according to a new case study that researchers say is the first in the United States to use genetics to document such transmission.The owner wasn't vaccinated, did little to protect his pets, and had houseguests who weren't vaccinated. The owner recovered from COVID-19 and both pets were asymptomatic. However,

genetic testingshowed that the owner, cat and dog all were infected with an identical strain of coronavirus, and the virus spread from the owner to either the dog or cat, or both, the researchers concluded.They explained that the pets were confined to an apartment and had little or no opportunity to be exposed to the virus independently, so it's highly unlikely that they infected their owner. Also, it was the pets' human who exhibited COVID symptoms first.

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The owner wasn't vaccinated, did little to protect his pets, and had houseguests who weren't vaccinated. The owner recovered from COVID-19 and both pets were asymptomatic. Image caption, The existing COVIDCert NI has now been updated to cater for domestic use as well as international travel Now, people who have already downloaded the existing COVIDCert NI app for international travel will be given an option to activate their "domestic certificate". However, genetic testing showed that the owner, cat and dog all were infected with an identical strain of coronavirus, and the virus spread from the owner to either the dog or cat, or both, the researchers concluded. 1, 2021 1:46 pm ET Some people who have had Covid-19 are still experiencing lingering symptoms weeks, months or as much as a year after infection, even if the illness was a mild case. They explained that the pets were confined to an apartment and had little or no opportunity to be exposed to the virus independently, so it's highly unlikely that they infected their owner. The purpose of adding the selfie is to prevent abuse of the system and it also avoids users having to present separate photo ID when they use the COVIDCert NI app as proof of vaccination status. Also, it was the pets' human who exhibited COVID symptoms first. I’m in good spirits and in great hands.

The ongoing study is one of five pilot studies nationwide examining COVID-19 in animals, but it is the only one to include genomic sequencing of the virus from both pets and owners. "Citizens are encouraged to download the app, and ensure that they have the necessary certificates downloaded, should they wish to present them," the statement said. The symptoms can range from mild to debilitating, and the Biden administration has said some Americans dealing with long Covid under civil-rights laws protecting them from discrimination. "This case study was the first example we had from the project that demonstrated the likelihood of virus transmission from a pet owner to animals in the household," said report author Hayley Yaglom, an epidemiologist at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Flagstaff, Ariz. To protect their pets, owners should get vaccinated. He said while many businesses may choose to use the app, the decision should have been made at Stormont to protect the health service. If they do get COVID-19, they should wear masks when they're around their pets and not cuddle or kiss them, or allow them to lick their faces or sleep with them, Yaglom advised. While it's not necessary to completely isolate from their pets, owners with COVID-19 symptoms should minimize contact as"best they can," Yaglom said in an institute news release. Preparing for post-Christmas changes? While it is not mandatory, Northern Ireland now has a Covid-19 certificate which can be used in domestic and social settings. A Trump supporter and vocal critic of Fauci and COVID-19 scientists, Swanson’s recent Twitter posts include messages of support for Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin and retweets of conspiracy theories about Democratic “plants” masquerading as Trump supporters.

As of Sept. 1, more than 180 dogs and cats have tested positive for coronavirus in the United States, according to the researchers. It is available and good to go, but only on a voluntary basis. The study was published Nov. 1 in the journal One Health . That might need to happen if the health service becomes overwhelmed, and by making vaccine certification checks mandatory it could mean avoiding another lockdown. "This is a great example of using genomics to gain intelligence about pathogens," said David Engelthaler, director of TGen's Pathogen and Microbiome Division.” “What do you know about my medical or Covid history? I’ll wait,” Swanson.

"This study shows that we can not only use genomics to help track COVID variants across the globe, but we can also use this technology to track exact transmissions and, in this case, transmission from pet owners to pets. Related Topics." More information .