Experts have warned pet owners to avoid their cats and dogs if they test positive for the coronavirus, just as they would in humans.
Research has shown that the virus is spread in cats and dogs whose owners have tested positive.
In the study, smears were taken from 310 pets in 196 households that were found to be infected with human Covid. Of the total of swabs taken, six cats and seven dogs gave a positive PCR result, while 54 animals tested positive for virus antibodies BBC.
said Dr. Els Broens from the University of Utrecht. âIf you have Covid, you should avoid contact with your cat or dog, just as you would with other people.
“The main concern is not animal health, but the potential risk that pets act as reservoirs for the virus and reintroduce it into the human population.”
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The majority of infected pets, like humans, tend to be asymptomatic or show mild symptoms of Covid, but although they urge pet owners to avoid their furry friends, they say there is no evidence so far of transmission from pets to owners were recorded.
Regardless, they say it would be difficult to detect while the virus was still spreading between people.
The news comes after a surge in Covid cases that are “very clearly” linked to Scotland fans traveling to London for the Euro 2020 game against England, a public health expert said.
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If you have not yet received your vaccine, the Scottish Government announced today (July 2nd) that walk-through Covid Vaccination Centers will be open in every part of mainland Scotland starting Monday 5th July.
This means that if you haven’t received your first dose, are not yet your age group, or are waiting for your second dose, you can get it much sooner than originally planned.
With more than 50% of the population now fully vaccinated, the Prime Minister said in her speech today that the government is trying âto make this easy and accessible for as many as possible.
“You can appear for a drop-in, keep your appointment or postpone your appointment.
âOur main weak point is that there are still many people who do not have the protection of both doses. We vaccinate as quickly as the supply and the timing of the second dose allows us to do so.