Does my pet will get me coronavirus? Let's hear about what experts say!

Today, coronavirus pandemic in almost every countries in the world.
Under the consideration of not being infected,
many of us force to stay at home.
But for many of us, we don't take it as like the day off.
Because it brings a lot of inconvenience to our life and we still need to work.
Instead of going to the company, we work at home.
There are some disadvantage for remote working,
Like it makes the processing time for working get delay.  
But in a positive way,
the advantage for remote working is that - 
we have the pet's accompany when we are working.

But recently there are some cases
which happened in Hong Kong make us worry about: 
Does my pet will get me coronavirus? 

The answer is no!

Let's hear about what experts say:


"No. I think the idea that we're going to give this virus to our pets or we're going to get it from them is just nonsense," said Dr. John Williams, chief of the division of pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.


"This is not simply my opinion. I'm a virologist, an infectious disease doctor, and I'm just saying there's no scientific evidence for that," stressed Williams, who has studied various coronaviruses for decades.


"I'm going to debunk that also," said infectious disease expert Dr. William Schaffner, a professor of preventative medicine and infectious disease at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville.


"We don't have to worry about pets -- this virus now likes humans but data show it's not spreading among pets or farm animals," Schaffner said.

But why there are dogs in Hong kong tested positive?

"That was a weak positive in the dog. We don't even know if that was a real positive," Williams said, pointing out that the Pomeranian also tested negative on several occasions.


"The Pomeranian was never sick with the illness, and it was released from quarantine and then died," said Dr. Dana Varble, chief veterinary officer for the North American Veterinary Community, which provides continuing education for veterinary professionals.


"We don't know what the dog died of because they didn't do an autopsy, but this dog was extremely elderly and had multiple underlying health conditions," Varble said.

In summary,
"there is currently no evidence that pet animals can be a source of Covid-19 for humans or that this virus can cause the disease in dogs"


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