CDC confirms eight-year-old Newfoundland in North Carolina is one of two “ongoing investigations” into COVID pets that died
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spokesman Thomas Skinner confirmed to TCR on Tuesday evening that a case in North Carolina involving an eight-year-old Newfoundland dog that tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 and did not survive is one of two “ongoing investigations” being conducted by CDC researchers into animals with “severe outcomes.”
Details have started to emerge in local media outlets about North Carolina’s first COVID-positive dog, one of the four known COVID dogs that did not survive. Last week, TCR reported exclusively that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s One Health Office, which is part of the CDC’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, has quietly been working to produce a paper that will reveal long-awaited details of its investigations into the four dogs (and one cat) known to have died while infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
More than one month after Buddy, the first dog in the United States to test positive for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans) was euthanized, information about that case and similar cases continues to be confusing and sparse. Testing for animals in the United States has been extremely limited, and the messaging about our dogs and cats from public health officials includes repeated caveats about “limited available information.” Yet those same officials are discouraging or all-together blocking that information from being gathered.
“The potential for contamination was noted after the firm was notified by the Georgia Department of Agriculture when a sample of a single 3-pound bag of the product was collected and tested positive for Salmonella,” the company press release says.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and arguably the most respected doctor in the world for his leadership in providing candid, transparent information about the COVID-19 pandemic, is scheduled to address the American Veterinary Medical Association’s annual convention, which starts tomorrow and was moved online earlier this […]
Americans may have less money to spend, but what they have, they appear to be spending on their dogs and more notably, on pet health insurance, a relatively small but exponentially growing market as Americans discover that their dog’s health insurance policy can be better than any policy the human members of their families have access to….
Thirteen dogs have now tested positive for COVID-19. Four have died. Why are the public records being hidden?
As of August 13, thirteen dogs in the United States have been confirmed to be infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Four of the thirteen died around the time they were infected. On its website, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and […]
Wisconsin Vet Says Officials Forced Shut Down After Employee Tested Positive For Covid. Health Department Tells A Different Story.
In America’s heartland, a new and unlikely participant has joined the debates that have defined so much of the COVID-19 pandemic: Wisconsin veterinarian and practice owner Kristie Ponce of Wisconsin Rapids, where the local economy is being ravaged by the pandemic. Dr. Ponce and her practice started attracting media attention earlier in July when, according to Ponce, she and her staff were ordered by local health department authorities to quarantine at home after one employee tested positive for COVID-19.