The sad news is with us today. It is the first dog to die due to coronavirus. It happened on Monday in Hong Kong. The dog is a 17-year-old Pomeranian who belonged to a woman who had just recovered from COVID-19.
According to a spokesman for the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Conservation, the owner was responsible for informing the agency of the death of his pet last March 16. However, he did not agree to perform an autopsy to find out the reason for the death.
The woman is 60 years old and was hospitalized on February 25. Upon recovering, he returned home. Your dog was in mandatory quarantine at a government facility since February 26. Saturday was when he returned home.
He was decided to test for coronavirus several times while in quarantine. Were five nasal and oral tests who tested weak for the virus.
However, tests carried out on March 12 and 13 showed that negative. It was then that they allowed their return home.
Can a dog spread the coronavirus?
This case has already been registered by doctors belonging to the World Health Organization. Nevertheless, there is no hard evidence on whether a dog, cat or other pets can transmit COVID-19.
The coronavirus spreads through the droplets that the infected person produces by coughing, talking, or sneezing. This is the WHO information. According to the agency, they are keeping abreast of investigations in this regard and other aspects related to the coronavirus. Likewise, it will provide all the information according to the conclusions they obtain.