Europe: A four-year-old dog in Paris was diagnosed with monkeypox, making it the first known case of monkeypox in dogs. The virus was transmitted through its owner, according to the sources.
The Italian Greyhound sleeps in his owners’ bed, increasing the risk of infection as monkeypox can be spread through skin-to-skin contact as well as by sharing clothes or sheets.
The fact that animals can become infected with the virus has been known through the Italian Greyhound appears to be the first recorded case. According to the United States, health agency CDC, squirrels, hedgehogs, chinchillas and possibly rabbits can also become infected with the virus.
Moreover, as per the researcher, infection among pets is not likely.
The non-monogamous gay couple from Paris was infected by monkeypox after having sex with other partners. Their dog, a four-year-old Italian greyhound, tested positive for monkeypox shortly after his owners were infected, as per the information.
The dog reportedly slept in the same bed as his owners and licked his owners and licked his owners before licking himself, which is supposedly how the virus was transmitted between them.
The Lancet reports the virus that infected the dog “showed 100 percent sequence homology” with the virus that infected one of his owners.
Furthermore, the dog reportedly sleeps in the same bed as his owners and licked his owners before licking himself, which is supposedly how the virus was transmitted between them.
Monkeypox has been spreading throughout Europe and America as well as has been announced a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern” by the World Health Organization-WHO.
In addition, though this is reportedly the first case of a domestic animal contracting the monkeypox virus, the reports stated that monkeypox has already been found in wild animals.
About 100 nations have reported cases of monkeypox within their borders this year, per the CDC data. Over a dozen people have reportedly died from the disease.
Furthermore, the CDC now recommends that individuals who have contracted monkeypox avoid close contact with animals. According to CDC, pets that have not been exposed to the virus should be cared for by friends or family in another home until their owners fully recover.