Coronavirus Outbreak; 10 Common Misconceptions

5. Pets can spread COVID-19

Many coronavirus diseases were passed from an animal to humans. Thus, there’s a common misconception that your pets can also spread the new COVID-19. In China, there’s a record of one dog that contracted an infection of COVID-19 from its owner. But this infected animal did not show any particular symptom of the disease, and there’s no evidence that he can be infectious to humans.

Similar to this dog, other dogs and cats may also test positive for other members of the coronavirus family, as it happened in 2003 with SARS-COV. But previous experience with the disease and the current trend confirms that cats and dogs may become infected, but will not become sick and will not transmit the disease to other humans.

Coronavirus Outbreak: 10 Common Misconceptions