The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) does not know the exact source of the current outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The first infections were linked to a live animal market, but the virus is now spreading from person to person.
• The CDC is not aware of any companion animals (i.e. household cats and dogs) in theUnited States infected with SARS-CoV-2. The first case of an animal testing positive for the virus in the United States was a tiger that had a respiratory illness at a zoo in New York City. The CDC is aware of a very small number of pets outside the United States reported to be infected with the virus after close contact with people with COVID-19.
• The CDC does not have evidence that companion animals, including pets, can spread SARS-CoV-2.
• The CDC does not have evidence to suggest that imported animals or animal products pose a risk for spreading SARS-CoV-2 in the United States.
• Further studies are needed to understand if and how different animals could be affected by SARS-CoV-2.
• Personal protective equipment (PPE) and supplies are exceptionally limited and are being prioritized for human testing and medical care.
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Via source: Texas Animal Health Commission
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