The World Health Organization (WHO) yesterday confirmed the possibility of transmitting the SARS-CoV-2 virus from humans to certain types of livestock and wildlife.
Some animals, such as dogs, domestic cats, weasels, lions, tigers and raccoon dogs – which have come into contact with people infected with COVID-19, according to WHO health experts , tested positive for SARS-CoV. 2.
WHO is currently studying the effects of the SARS-CoV-2 virus on other animals. However, so far, the “intermediate host” has not been identified.
In addition, according to the WHO, it is important to know which animals are most susceptible to the virus in order to detect possible zoonotic outbreaks and to avoid future outbreaks.
WHO also recommends that people living with the SARS-CoV-2 virus limit contact with pets. As viruses move through humans and animals, viral genes can change, making it harder to prevent this dangerous epidemic.