Seoul found its first case of coronavirus in an inactive cat who was vomiting, shortly after offering free tests for pets


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The Seoul metropolitan government announced last week that it would offer free coronavirus tests to dogs and cats showing symptoms of the disease, shortly after it was discovered that a kitten at a religious facility in the southeast of the country had contracted the virus. The Agency for Control and Prevention says that a small number of pets were infected with the virus that causes covid-19, often after the animals had been in close contact with infected humans, although such cases worldwide have been rare, since the beginning of the outbreak, appeared Isolated reports on animals. The disease infection raised concerns that pets or farm animals such as mink could become a reservoir for the disease, resulting in widespread culling of affected mink farms. However, the CDC says, “Based on the limited information available, the risk of animals spreading the COVID-19 virus to people is considered low,” while most animals that were infected with the virus had mild disease and had fully recovered. It spreads to humans or other animals from a pet’s skin, fur, or hair, “the Seoul city government said it will only provide tests for animals with symptoms such as fever or breathing difficulties, if it comes into contact with the local health authorities said the cat found is positive Last month, she was quarantined at a nearby animal shelter, but had not shown any symptoms, thus 14 days after her release. It reminded people to keep their pets “at least two meters away from people and other animals when walking on them.” Research has shown that cats can spread the disease to other cats, at least in a lab environment. Diego Zoo Safari Park said that a group of western lowland gorillas have fully recovered after many of them were infected with the Corona virus, but officials in Pakistan said that two white tiger cubs, as young as 11 weeks old, apparently died from the last Covid-19. onth.Min Joo Kim from Seoul contributed to this report.


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