Dog tests positive for COVID-19 in Louisiana, first case – WDSU New Orleans

IN A STATEMENT, COMMISSIONER MIKE STRAIN SAYS “IT APPEARS THAT PEOPLE WITH COVID-19 CAN SPREAD THE VIRUS TO ANIMALS DURING CLOSE CONTACT. IT IS IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE WITH SUSPECTED OR CONFIRMED COVID-19 TO AVOID CONTACT WITH PETS AND OTHER ANIMALS TO PROTECT THEM FROM POSSIBLE INFECTION.

Pet dog tests favorable for COVID-19 in Louisiana, first case

Upgraded: 4:38 PM CDT Aug 4, 2020

IT IS IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE WITH SUSPECTED OR CONFIRMED COVID-19 TO AVOID CONTACT WITH PETS AND OTHER ANIMALS TO PROTECT THEM FROM POSSIBLE INFECTION. “Initially, it was thought pets could not get the illness, but the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is now discovering that animals can be contaminated,” stated Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M.According to the United State Department of Agricultures Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS), there is presently no proof that pets play a considerable function in spreading out the virus. A little number of animal cats and canines have actually been reported to be infected with the virus in a number of nations, including the United States.The CDC recommends that patients with COVID-19 who have animals follow these recommendations.Strain likewise urged Louisiana domestic pet owners to not abandon or surrender their family pets to animal control agencies if they are able to take care of them. If no one is available, keep a safe range from your family pet and often clean your hands before and after contact with your pet, their food and products,” said Strain. If no one is available, keep a safe range from your family pet and regularly clean your hands prior to and after contact with your pet, their food and products,” stated Strain.

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry has received its very first reported case of a coronavirus-positive dog in Louisiana. “Initially, it was believed family pets might not get the illness, but the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is now discovering that animals can be contaminated,” stated Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M.According to the United State Department of Agricultures Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS), there is currently no proof that pets play a significant role in spreading the infection. Based on the minimal information available, the threat of animals spreading out the virus to people is considered to be low. There is no justification in taking steps against buddy animals that may jeopardize their welfare.Strain added, “It appears that individuals with COVID-19 can spread the virus to animals during close contact. It is very important for individuals with believed or verified COVID-19 to prevent contact with family pets and other animals to secure them from possible infection. At this time, regular screening of animals is not suggested.” According to the CDC, in a lot of cases, the animals do not get sick, but some have actually suffered mild indications of breathing tract or gastrointestinal illness. A little number of family pet cats and pets have actually been reported to be infected with the infection in several countries, including the United States.The CDC advises that clients with COVID-19 who have family pets follow these recommendations.Strain also prompted Louisiana domestic family pet owners to not abandon or surrender their animals to animal control firms if they have the ability to look after them. “If you are detected with COVID-19, allow a household member or friend to look after your animals. If nobody is available, keep a safe distance from your family pet and frequently wash your hands before and after contact with your family pet, their food and supplies,” said Strain. “Remember, in case of any emergency, it is a good idea to have an animal strategy as you would have a strategy for your household,” included Strain. According to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) rules, the LDAF can not release any info that might recognize the animal owner including where the dog is situated. For more info, go to www.ldaf.la.gov, www.getagameplan.org, www.avma.org, https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/sa_one_health/sars-cov-2-animals-us, and www.cdc.gov.

. According to the United State Department of Agricultures Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS), there is currently no evidence that pets play a significant function in spreading out the infection. Based upon the minimal details offered, the risk of animals spreading the infection to individuals is considered to be low. There is no validation in taking measures against buddy animals that might jeopardize their welfare.
Strain included, “It appears that people with COVID-19 can spread out the infection to animals during close contact. It is essential for individuals with suspected or validated COVID-19 to avoid contact with family pets and other animals to safeguard them from possible infection. At this time, regular screening of animals is not suggested.”.
According to the CDC, oftentimes, the pets do not get ill, but some have actually suffered moderate signs of respiratory tract or intestinal illness. A little number of animal felines and pet dogs have actually been reported to be infected with the infection in a number of nations, including the United States.
The CDC suggests that patients with COVID-19 who have pets follow these suggestions.
Pressure likewise prompted Louisiana domestic animal owners to not abandon or surrender their pets to animal control companies if they are able to take care of them.
” If you are detected with COVID-19, allow a household member or friend to look after your animals. If no one is offered, preserve a safe distance from your pet and frequently wash your hands prior to and after contact with your pet, their food and products,” said Strain. “Remember, in case of any emergency, it is a good idea to have an animal strategy as you would have a video game plan for your household,” included Strain.
According to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) rules, the LDAF can not release any information that might determine the family pet owner including where the pet dog is located.
For more details, go to www.ldaf.la.gov, www.getagameplan.org, www.avma.org, https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/sa_one_health/sars-cov-2-animals-us, and www.cdc.gov.

BATON ROUGE, La.–.
The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry has received its first reported case of a coronavirus-positive canine in Louisiana.
” Initially, it was believed family pets could not get the illness, however the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is now learning that animals can be contaminated,” stated Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M