Corona-reporting requirement for Pets: New Klöckner-Plan - What you need to know the owner | policy

A step of international importance? In Germany, soon to be a Corona could be subject to the reporting requirement for Pets. Holder of 31 million animals are aff

Corona-reporting requirement for Pets: New Klöckner-Plan - What you need to know the owner | policy

A step of international importance? In Germany, soon to be a Corona could be subject to the reporting requirement for Pets. Holder of 31 million animals are affected.

there are still many open questions about the Coronavirus, some of which concern Pets. Minister Julia Klöckner has now brought a Corona-reporting requirements for animals on the way to 31 million Pets in Germany. A blanket mandatory Testing, but there are not. Klöckner sees the step as an internationally significant project. Here you will find the most important Sars-CoV-2-facts*, the nationwide case, the map*, as well as the "Corona News figures" on Facebook.

Berlin - soon to come a Corona-reporting requirement for Pets in force. The has announced Minister of agriculture, Julia Klöckner (CDU). A regulation to the States and to the 3. July be approved in the Federal Council . Are affected then the owner of around 31 million pet animals in Germany.

about the obligation not to but to let dogs, cats, Guinea pigs, or rabbits package test. There is so far no evidence that people infected with your house animals with the Virus, and stressed Klöckner. Worldwide there are currently only 15 reported infections with the Coronavirus in animals.

Coronavirus: reporting obligation for sick Pets in Germany - significant project?

The Test was only explained to make sense in the case of clinical signs of the animals, the Minister continued. The goal is to get more information about the infection with the Coronavirus and to spread. The veterinarians , the test show positive cases to the authorities. This should apply to all human animals, even for zoo animals . Headlines had made in April in the case of a Covid19 diseased Tigers.

Klöckner stated that the reporting obligation was also of great international importance for the science to the information Transmission, to Occur and to obtain the spread of the Coronavirus: "For the prevention of and early fight against the Virus, the essential prerequisite is."

Corona: Klöckner advises to Test in cats in Virus-households - voluntary Tests cost

Useful it could be to let the cats testing in households with a Corona-Infected life, said Klöckner. The Transmission from human to animal, in the case of cats is quite possible, as, among other things, Merkur.de* reported. Only if a veterinary office ordering the Test, the costs are covered. Who wants to let his pet voluntary testing, you must pay for it myself.

+ Julia Klöckner and Thomas Mettenleiter, head of the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute, at their press conference.©dpa / Bernd von Jutrczenka

would cost "in the low double-digit range," said the President of the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute (RLI), Thomas Mettenleiter . Antibody Tests that show a history of infection, are a bit more expensive. The RLI, the Federal research Institute for animal health, is to receive the collected data and for a research program. It detected viruses should be reviewed in more detail on your genetics, the susceptibility of animals to the Coronavirus will be tested.

Corona: quarantine for the cat? Covid-19 also applies to Pets

For the animal and its owner, the procedure has less advantages. A special treatment it's not, so Mettenleiter give. Useful it could be in certain cases, "contact with the pet, if possible, to interrupt, as well as it goes" - for example, by a kind of quarantine in a certain room or in a quarantine station in a veterinary office. The quarantine time* sun similar to humans for about two weeks.

Mettenleiter acknowledged that a disease of the Pets was not easy to detect. Another difference to the normal cat runny nose is not fixable. However, the Coronavirus can also cause cats to shortness of breath. In addition, there is evidence that cats excrete the pathogen through their feces.

the all-clear for animal friends, the> rats or mice, keep : be> according to the current state of knowledge, not infizierbar pigs and chickens do not plug in therefore. Try with ruminant animals such as cattle, are to follow.

attention was attracted in the least to a different set of Corona-study in Germany: you should clarify in Baden-Württemberg, the extent to which children drive the spread of the Virus ahead. The Federal government deals with the economic impact of the pandemic.

dpa/AFP/fn

*Merkur.de is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editors network.

Updated Date: 18 June 2020, 06:35

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