Humans can infect animals with SARS-CoV-2

Italian researchers had to keep 540 dogs and 277 cats out of the house with the Corona-patients or in particularly hard by Corona-affected areas such as Lombard

Humans can infect animals with SARS-CoV-2

Italian researchers had to keep 540 dogs and 277 cats out of the house with the Corona-patients or in particularly hard by Corona-affected areas such as Lombardy tested. At 3.4 percent of the dogs, and 3.9 percent of cats, the researchers antibodies were able to prove against the Virus.

The investigations of a relatively large number of animals to confirm the assumption that Pets of people with the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 infected can be reversed infection, however, is rather unlikely.

Because the Tests on the virus in swabs from the mouth, nose, and throat were the same for all animals negative for the Virus shedding ceases after only two weeks. Was tested between March and may 2020.

Pets not to spread the Virus rather

For the scientific colleagues of the wide-scale investigation is helpful. According to Thomas Mettenleiter, the President of the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute (FLI), Greifswald, the results are not really surprising: "they confirm what we already know," said Mettenleiter. However, it is good to have a study with such a number of Pets. "It is not so easy to get samples."

The study confirm the previous evaluation of the FLI, that dogs or cats play no role in the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 Virus. The decisive factor is the Transmission from human to human. "We assume that, in General case, the Transmission of the Virus from human-to-animal is," said Mettenleiter.

The contact of healthy people to house animals must not be restricted from the current point of view of the FLI. Infected people should avoid contact with domestic animals, however, for safety's sake.

animals do not die of Corona infection

so Far, there is, according to Mette head of no proof, that animals die from a Corona virus infection. Even if Pets infect, it means, according to the FLI does not automatically that can multiply the Virus in the animals and also with nasal discharge, cough, sputum, or feces is excreted.

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can infect, In addition, there are, according to FLI, to date, no evidence to suggest that pigs, chickens and other farm animals with SARS-CoV-2. At the Institute, Experiments with several species of animals are currently being carried out. First results suggest that ferrets, and flying foxes are not susceptible to the Virus, chickens, and pigs, however. Studies with cattle have been started.

Coronavirus outbreaks in animal farms

researchers to the question of just how the Virus got into the mink farms in the Netherlands, and Spain, and almost all of the trapped animals to be infected - whether the employees of the farm have been infected, the animals or the animals of the employees.

The outbreak of a Spanish mink farm in La Puebla de Valverde, a 500 inhabitants village in the North-Western Region of Aragon, was discovered after the end of may were tested, with 14 employees, a positive effect on the Coronavirus. Two other employees were still infected after the mink farm had been closed.

The outbreaks in the Netherlands began in April. On examination, the veterinary Professor Wim van der Poel of the University of Wagingen noted that in the case of the mink, found strain of the virus similar to the one that circulates among people.

"We suspected that it is possible that it will be back (transmitted from animals) to humans," says van der Poel. At least two Farm employees, the happened also.

authorities have more than a Million Minks kill

as a Precaution, were killed on the Spanish mink farm in La Puebla de Valverde more than 92,000 Minks on the instructions of the authorities. 90 percent were infected with the Coronavirus.

in the Netherlands Alone have already been killed and more than 1.1 million Minks, in which the Virus had spread, told the Dutch authority for food and safety of consumer products.

In the Netherlands, there are around 160 mink farms; they are the fourth-largest producer of furs in the world, after Denmark, China and Poland. Spain has the farms, 38 Mink, the most in Galicia.

author: Alexander friend

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Deutsche Welle
Updated Date: 03 August 2020, 09:27

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