Scientists told about the dangers of coronavirus for animals

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Coronavirus can spread from person to Pets, according to the newspaper “Izvestia” with reference to the head of the laboratory of genomic engineering MIPT Paul Volchkova.

According to him, while experts are unable to explain why COVID-19 is detected in animals, however, the transition of the pathogen from human to Pets is still possible.

the phenomenon he called the overcoming of interspecific barrier. Scientist said that this is an unlikely event, but it happened the new coronavirus.

Volchkov remembered a situation with a dog in Hong Kong, stressing that if the fact of infection of the animal is confirmed, it is a very negative signal.

“the Situation where, in addition to humans, the coronavirus will suffer, and the surrounding animals, greatly increases the risk of possible recombination and shows that COVID-19 easily overcomes the species barrier”, he concluded.

In Hong Kong, died 17-year-old dog breed Pomeranian, who suspected a coronavirus. Together with the owner the dog was in quarantine since late February.

25 Feb 60-the summer hostess Spitz identified coronavirus. The dog also ran some tests, one of them was weakly positive. However, last conducted on March 13 showed a negative result.

on March 16 the pet died. The hostess was not allowed to do a necropsy to find out the cause of death.

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