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2 dogs test positive, marking 1st case of pet infections in Japan

2020-08-05 10:00

 

Two pet dogs of two coronavirus patients have tested positive for the coronavirus, marking the Japan's first cases in which infection of a pet animal has been reported in Japan, Anicom Holdings Inc., a pet insurance company, said.

 

Reports pointed out that there were 960 other new cases reported in Japan on August 3, 258 cases of whom were reported in Tokyo, bringing the national total to 40, 217 cases. The two dogs were entrusted to the company in late July, Anicom said.

 

Two pets later tested positive for Covid-19 but had no symptoms. It is to be checked whether the two dogs were virus carriers or infected by the virus. One has turned negative in the second inspection.

 

To avoid potential clusters, Anicom has carried out tests for all employees and other pets, and none of them who had contact with the dogs or other animals didn't develop symptoms.

 

Source: Taiwan News 

 

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