First confirmed case of COVID in pet reported in South Korea

Throughout a monitoring course of, officers discovered {that a} mom and daughter staying on the facility had been elevating three cats — a mom cat and two kittens — there. The contaminated pet is without doubt one of the two kittens.

Well being authorities suspect the cat bought the virus from the mom and daughter, who’ve each examined optimistic for COVID-19.

A authorities official stated it is extremely uncommon for pets to transmit the virus to people, citing well being specialists, the report stated.

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