A 17-year-old canine in Hong Kong that had been cleared of the coronavirus after preliminary suspicions of an infection had been confirmed unfounded has died two days after it was launched from quarantine, authorities stated on Wednesday.
Vets in the Asian monetary hub say the canine’s loss of life may have been due to the stress and nervousness of being in quarantine and away from its household.
The canine, which belonged to a affected person who had COVID-19, examined unfavourable for the virus final week, Hong Kong’s Agriculture Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) stated, easing fears over the potential of human-to-animal transmission.
The canine returned house to its proprietor on Saturday. The AFCD gave no additional particulars.
It had examined “weak constructive” since late February with low ranges of the virus discovered in its nasal and oral cavity samples, prompting additional exams to verify whether or not it had been contaminated or simply contaminated.
The World Health Organization (WHO) says there isn’t any proof that pets will be contaminated with the coronavirus.
Animal well being specialists analyzing the Hong Kong case have stated pet homeowners shouldn’t be overly involved and mustn’t abandon their pets.