US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — The coronavirus pandemic continues in the world. The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Centers for Disease Control have reported two cases of coronavirus infection in cats. Infected animals live in New York. However, it should be remembered that both cats and dogs do not transmit the coronavirus to humans.
“These are the first pets in the United States to have a coronavirus detected,” the federal agency said. According to their representatives, cats have mild symptoms typical of respiratory illnesses and are expected to recover.
According to government experts, there is no evidence that pets are involved in the spread of coronavirus in the United States. “There is no reason to take action against pets that could jeopardize their well-being,” the statement said.
Representatives of the federal agency emphasize that research continues to provide new data on coronavirus in pets. The CDC advises people to limit their pets’ contact with other people and animals.
According to the CDC recommendation, cats should be kept at home, and dogs should be walked on a leash at least 1.85 m from other people and animals. Dogs should not be taken with them to public places where many people and animals gather. Coronavirus patients should not take care of pets.
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