More than 2 thousand patients have died due to the COVID-19 virus in China while 75 thousand people are infected with this virus. China has the highest number of patients dying and infected. There are 6 people who have died from this virus outside China.
There is an atmosphere of fear among people about the Coronavirus because this virus is caused by one person coming into contact with another.
However, in the meantime, many such things are also going on social media about this virus, due to which there is confusion among people. With the virus spread from China to more than 26 countries of the world, it is being said that Corona pets are catching dogs and cats.
What Information is Being Given by the Name of WHO?
The World Health Organization has imposed a health emergency in view of this dangerous virus. Meanwhile, many such things are going on social media in which it is being told that this virus is also infecting dogs and cats, so do not sleep with your dogs and keep them away from you. Such information is being issued by the World Health Organization.
What is the Truth of the Claim?
Actually, the fact that dogs and pets are affected by the Coronavirus is absolutely false. It is just a rumor that is being spread on the basis of the World Health Organization. So far no evidence has been found that it is clear that the Coronavirus can spread to pets as well.
There is no evidence of the virus spreading in dogs and cats. However, it is important that whenever you touch your pet dog or cat, then wash your hands thoroughly with soap, because if you do not do this then you may have a bacterial infection. You may be vulnerable to E.coli and Salmonella bacteria that spread from animals to humans.
WSAVA, an association of veterinarians, says that there are two types of canine Coronavirus found in dogs that are different from COVID-19. This virus is found in the intestines of dogs, and this type of virus is found in dogs when they are suffering from diarrhea. But this virus does not spread from dogs to humans.