Cat infected with coronavirus after it was 'contaminated' by owner

Cat infected with coronavirus after it was 'contaminated' by owner

- A cat was infected with COVID-19 by its pet owner in an isolated case in Belgium

- The feline showed symptoms that are prevalent in COVID-19 patients

- Some of the symptoms showed by the pet were diarrhea, vomiting and breathing difficulties

- The World Health Organization previously issued a statement that there's no evidence yet that a pet cat or dog could transmit the deadly virus to a human being

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In a strange twist of events, a cat in Belgium has tested positive for COVID-19. It was ascertained by doctors that the pet caught the virus from its infected owner.

As per NYPost, the cat showed signs or symptoms that are commonly exhibited by a COVID-19 patient.

It was experiencing breathing difficulties, had diarrhea and also kept on vomiting.

When the feces of the cat was tested, it was then that they ascertained that it was positive for coronavirus.

Japan Times reported that the case of the cat was an isolated case. There's also no reason to think that animals can be "vectors of an epidemic," as spokesman of the government, Dr. Emmanuel Andre stated.

Cat infected with coronavirus after it was 'contaminated' by owner

Cat infected with coronavirus after it was 'contaminated' by owner (Photo: Nennieinsaweidrei/Pixabay)
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Manila Bulletin stated that despite this no evidence case, it would be best to take precautionary measures even when handling pets.

One must wash hands immediately after handling pets and to make sure that the pet does not lick the face.

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In a previous report by KAMI, doctors have died after being infected by COVID-19. They are among the frontliners who attend to the patients rushing to hospitals amid pandemic.

The coronavirus outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. At present, the Philippines is under a state of calamity while the entire Luzon is under an enhanced community quarantine.

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