The COVID-19 coronavirus has been spreading around the world, and while the panic generated by fear of the disease is so far and continues to be deadlier than the disease itself because of the instability it is causing, the fact is that it is a concern.
In a new development about the disease, the first known human-to-animal transmission of COVID-19 has been documented as reported by the Seattle Times.
A pet dog in Hong Kong has a “low-level” infection of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in people, in what may be the first known human-to-animal transmission of the novel coronavirus that has sickened more than 90,000 people worldwide.
The case has raised the specter that dogs might be swept into the epidemic, which, even now, public health officials say does not appear to infect or be spread by pets. But experts say that much remains unknown about the dog’s infection, including whether it causes disease in dogs, and they emphasized that the lone case is not yet cause for alarm or reassessments about interactions with pets.(source)