Covit is common in pet dogs and cats Its owners have the disease, Recommend research done by scientists.
Samples were collected from 310 pets in 196 homes, where at least one human infection was detected.
Six cats and seven dogs had positive PCR test results, and 54 animals tested positive for antibodies to the corona virus.
“If you have a goiter, you should avoid contact with your cat or dog as much as you would with others,” says Else Bruins of the University of Utrecht. Holland.
“The main concern is not the health of the animals, but the risk that they could act as reservoirs of the virus and reintroduce it into the human population.”
The authors of the study said that so far there is no evidence that the virus has spread from animal to owner, but it is difficult to detect something like this as the virus is still spreading widely among humans.
Most infected pets are asymptomatic or have mild goiter symptoms.
Researchers at the University of Utrecht have sent home a mobile veterinary clinic in the Netherlands that has tested positive for coyote over the past 200 days.
Samples were taken from their pet dogs and cats. Antibody blood tests were also performed to determine if there was a pre-coitus expression.
Results presented at the European Congress of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases,
- Follow-up tests showed that all animals with positive PCRs developed antibodies to destroy the infection.
- Researchers also say that cats need to be included in any precautionary measures against the virus.
“We can’t say that pet owners are 0% at risk of getting coyote from their pets,” says Bruns of the Center for Veterinary Microbiology.
“At the moment, the infection is still caused by person-to-person infections, so we could not find out [uma transmissão de animais para humanos]. ”
But Bruns of the University of Utrecht says: “I do not see any scientific evidence for this now. It is unlikely that pets will play a role in infections.”
It was found in another study at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada Cats sleeping in their owners’ beds seem to have a higher risk of infection.
A total of 48 cats and 54 dogs from 77 families were tested for antibodies to the corona virus. Their owners responded to questionnaires about contact with their pets.
About 67% of cats and 43% of dogs are positive compared to 9% of dogs and cats and 3% of stray cats in the animal shelter.
A quarter of the pets showed some form of disease ranging from loss of appetite to difficulty breathing.
Most cases are mild and three are severe.
Said the study authors Cats are more susceptible to biological coagulation.
Cats are more likely than dogs to sleep near their owner’s face, thus increasing their exposure to any infection.
Head of the Department of Veterinary Medicine University of Cambridge, No UKProfessor James Wood said the two studies add other evidence that a significant proportion of dogs and cats may catch the virus from their owners.
“Dutch study […] It shows that about 20% of exposed pets can be infected and that they can eradicate the infection as most humans do, ”he said.
“Most diseases appear to be asymptomatic. The virus is not usually transmitted from dogs and cats to other animals or their owners.”