Hong Kong Officials Announce “Likely” Case of First Known Human-to-Dog COVID-19 Transmission

Hong Kong’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) announced today that “a pet dog had repeatedly tested weak positive for COVID-19 virus which indicates a low-level of infection with the virus.” The statement went on to say that public health experts and veterinary medical academics “have been consulted, and unanimously agreed that these results suggest that the dog has a low-level of infection that is likely to be a case of human-t0-animal transmission.”

Importantly, the statement also noted that the dog is not showing any signs of illness and “there is currently no evidence that pet animals can be a source of infection of COVID-19….”

The full statement here...