SEEN IN THE PRESS – In Texas, scientists have discovered the presence of the English variant of the coronavirus in a dog and a cat. They were both reportedly infected by their owners.
The Texas A&M University Department of Veterinary Medicine is behind this new discovery. As part of a project to understand the transmission of Covid-19 between humans and animals, researchers approached the owner of a dog and a cat, affected by the English variant of the coronavirus. The scientists then took samples from the two animals and detected traces of the same variant , reports Futura-Sciences .
Their owner claims they had only a slight symptom, small episodes of sneezing . Texan researchers concluded that the beasts were contaminated by their master . They therefore recommend to be cautious in the event of a positive test and to ” keep away from pets (…) in order to prevent the transmission of the virus to animals”, explains Dr. Casey Barton Behravesh, director of the One Health Office at the CDC .