As fatal Coronavirus Outbreaks continue to destroy the country, and Chinese pet owners are wearing temporary masks on furry friends.
Photos from the Chinese social media app Weibo show a pet (that is, a cat) wearing a temporary mask. Many are made with traditional surgical masks. The owner pierces the material to accommodate the animal’s eyes and leaves the remaining face covered.
New trends have emerged after China’s National Health Commission has stated that coronaviruses can affect cats and dogs. The sun reported. But is it true that pets can catch a new coronavirus known as COVID-19?
No-according to UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.
“Coronaviruses occur in almost all animal species, including humans, and are commonly associated with apparent or transient intestinal and respiratory infections. They tend to be very species-specific Cross-species transmission is unusual, “the school said on a website earlier this month.
The same seems to apply to dogs. According to the American Kennel Association, dogs can be infected with certain coronaviruses, but “ at this time there is no evidence that companion animals / pets such as dogs and cats will be infected with the new coronavirus ”. Health Organization (WHO) Recently said.
In addition, there is little evidence that surgical masks are very effective at protecting humans in spreading or acquiring the disease as a doctor of infections. I told Fox News before. Surgical masks that cover the nose and mouth are often made of thin materials and do not fit the face. There are spaces and gaps around the cheeks and the edges of the mouth, making it easier for air to enter and exit.