In the US, two pets recognized with the coronavirus test positive. 8,55,255 people suffered from coronavirus in US, and 47,93 death confirmed. Two pets affected, now two Cats tested positive in New York. Two pets are from different masters, and one of the masters tested positive.
The felines, from separate areas of New York state, had mild respiratory illness and are expected to make a full recovery; they believed to have contracted COVID-19 from people in their households. Two cats have become the first pet animals in the United States to test positive for COVID-19, caused by the new coronavirus, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The agency recommends that people do not let pets interact with people or other animals outside the household, cats should keep indoors, and dogs should be walked on a leash, maintaining at least six feet from other animals and people.
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Recently, a study suggested that cats can become infected with the new Corona virus. Still, dogs appear not to be vulnerable, prompting the WHO to say it will take a closer look at the transmission of the virus between humans and pets. There are few known COVID-19 infections of pets globally.
Earlier this month, World health officials had came up with a study that Corona virus most likely came from animals. And now, with the cats being diagnosed with the virus, things have fallen into place it seems.
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, one cat in Hong Kong tested positive without displaying symptoms, while a cat in Belgium recovered nine days after falling ill. Five tigers and three lions at the Bronx Zoo in New York have also tested positive for COVID-19, including one tiger who never developed a cough, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society, the non-profit which runs the zoo.
“Our cats were infected by a staff person who was asymptomatic ally infected with the virus or before that person developed symptoms,” the WCS said on Wednesday. “All eight cats continue to do well. They are behaving normally, eating well, and their coughing greatly reduced.”None of the zoo’s leopards, cheetahs, puma, or several are showing any signs of illness, it added.
New York City is the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, which like much of the world, is taking extraordinary measures to prevent the spread. Still, authorities indicated owners did not need to fear their pets. “There is no evidence that pets play a role in spreading the virus in the United States,” the CDC said in a Statement. “Therefore, there is no justification in taking measures against companion animals that may compromise their welfare.