MEDICAL MYTHS: Cats And Dogs Spread The Coronavirus

Paris, France – There have been several reports of pets developing the infections, including in the U.S. In most cases, the pets became sick after coming into contact with people who had COVID-19.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ‘There is no evidence that animals play a significant role in spreading the virus that causes COVID-19’.

Scientists are debating the importance of these cases in animals. For instance, Jonathan Ball, a professor of molecular virology at the University of Nottingham, in the United Kingdom, says:

‘We have to differentiate between real infection and just detecting the presence of the virus. I still think it’s questionable how relevant it is to the human outbreak, as most of the global outbreak has been driven by human – to – human transmission’.

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