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Dog owners are 78% more like to get Coronavirus

Dog owners are 78% more like to get Coronavirus according to a recent study. #Dogs #Covid19 #CoronaVirus

Dog owners are 78% more like to get Coronavirus

While listening to Way-FM, November 17, 2020, The Wally Show mentioned about dog owners being 78% more likely to contact the Coronavirus. So I figured I would look into this and share it with my face mask readers.

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DailyMail wrote that Dogs could be catching the virus and spreading it, or transporting it by touching contaminated surfaces in public and then their owners. Where the study was done by the University of Granada and the Andalusian School of Public Health in Spain. This study was published in the journal Environmental Research

That study also showed that having groceries delivered at home increased your risk too. Plus working at the office instead of home had increase of catching the virus too.

Professor Sánchez González said there was not enough information available to be able to tell whether dogs spread the virus like people or simply acted as a surface that people could pick the virus up from. It may even possible that the virus was spread in their faeces, she added. 

Professor Sánchez González added: ‘In the midst of a pandemic and in the absence of an effective treatment or vaccine, preventive hygiene measures are the only salvation, and these measures should also be applied to dogs, which, according to our study, appear to directly or indirectly increase the risk of contracting the virus.’

The U.S. Sun noted the experts stated that this could be due to the fact that when out walking, dogs may touch surfaces that are contaminated and then pass it on to their owners.

However, The World Health Organization (WHO) claims your chance of your dog catching the Covid-19 strain is very slim. Not to mention Professor James Wood, head of veterinary medicine at the University of Cambridge, said: ‘Despite millions of people having had Covid-19, the numbers of pets found to be ill or infected is still tiny.

But, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said this week that social distancing guidelines should also apply to pets until more is known about the virus’ impact on animals. Which they add, cats should

As we know, there is still little we know about this virus and it is on going learning and studying.

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