The Hague, Netherlands:
Dutch authorities on Friday reported the nation’s first coronavirus case in a canine and infections in three cats, however mentioned probabilities of contamination via pets had been minimal.
The eight-year-old bulldog belonged to a COVID-19 affected person and appeared to have been contaminated by its proprietor, Dutch Agriculture Minister Carola Schouten mentioned.
The canine was put down on the finish of April.
The three cats had been discovered at a mink farm the place the mink had been discovered to have coronavirus in April.
“In all instances, we see that pets don’t infect individuals,” however the different manner round, Schouten was quoted as saying by the Dutch ANP information company.
The minister added that “though possibilities that your pet could also be contaminated are slim, it’s advisable to keep away from contact with pets when you might have COVID-19 signs, together with hugging and letting them lick you.”
Hong Kong authorities have beforehand reported two canines examined optimistic for coronavirus.
Different animal coronavirus instances around the globe embody a pet cat in Belgium and a tiger on the Bronx zoo.
All of the animals had been believed to have caught the illness from individuals.
The Netherlands has reported 5,643 human deaths from coronavirus and 43,681 infections.
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