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Pet dog confirmed to have coronavirus

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A pet dog goes out for a walk wearing a mask in Hefei, China

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By Josh Loeb

Dogs can become infected with the new coronavirus, known as Covid-19, international veterinary authorities confirmed this week.

Late on Wednesday night, the BVA confirmed that a Pomeranian dog in Hong Kong that repeatedly tested positive for the virus had a low level of infection.

Hong Kong’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) had agreed that ‘it is likely to be a case of human-to-animal transmission’.

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