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Coronavirus: Dog quarantined after test, unclear if pet is infected

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The spokesman said the dog belonged to a patient infected with the virus. The dog was placed in quarantine at an animal facility at the Hong Kong Port of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, where it was the only animal at the facility. Animal-rights groups have criticized such moves. A pet dog has been quarantined in Hong Kong after testing positive for a low level of the novel coronavirus, though officials say further testing is needed to confirm whether the animal is actually infected. Chuang Shuk-kwan, the head of the communicable-disease branch of Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection, said health authorities would review the list of confirmed infected patients in the city and determine whether any had pets that would needed to be tested,.

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Coronavirus: Dog quarantined after test, unclear if pet is infected

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The department said it does not have evidence that pets can be infected with the virus or can be a source of infection to people. The virus is now spreading from person to person. The department is advising that all mammalian pets of coronavirus patients should put their pets under quarantine and veterinary surveillance for 14 days. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has previously said there is no evidence that pets may be a source of infection for the coronavirus. The dog did not have any relevant symptoms, the department said, adding that it plans to conduct additional testing. Some regions have started taking action against the animals despite health officials' statements that there is no evidence cats or dogs can infect humans. .

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Coronavirus: Dog quarantined after test, unclear if pet is infected

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