First coronavirus positive pet dog in U.S. dies

08/02/2020 03:00 | NaN

First coronavirus positive pet dog in U.S. dies

That was the conclusion of two vets who reviewed the dog's medical records for National Geographic. It's unknown if the condition made him more susceptible to contracting the coronavirus.

A clinic was finally able to confirm that Buddy was positive, and found that the family's 10-month-old puppy - who was never sick - had virus antibodies.

Buddy's owner, Robert Mahoney, told the news outlet that he learned of his own positive test on Easter.

Overall, the USA has confirmed almost 4.4 million coronavirus cases - a figure that includes almost 1.4 million patients who have recovered from COVID-19, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

"Samples from the dog were taken after it showed signs of respiratory illness", the USDA reported at the time. "The dog is expected to make a full recovery".

But that did not happen.

According to the report, Buddy's health declined steadily after he developed breathing problems and thick nasal mucus in April, and he was euthanised on July 11 after he started vomiting clotted blood.

She said people won't see immediate effects of safety protocols such as wearing a mask, but that wearing one is a best practice in preventing the spread of the virus. He had it all. It was coming from his nose and mouth.

Fauci told the BBC that it was not productive for him to judge the president's tweets or retweets but made it clear that his own view on masks was well known in the White House, adding that "it's not helpful" for conflicting guidance to be presented "when we are trying to get people to universally wear masks".

"If you're going to quickly call a pause, a timeout and think maybe you want to backtrack a little, not necessarily all the way back to shutdown, but enough to regain your footing, so that you then proceed to open in a much more cautious fashion", he said. But he had the will to live. The Mahoneys decided that the time had come to sacrifice their beloved dog.

USA coronavirus deaths rose by nearly 25,000 in July and cases doubled in at least 18 states during the month, according to a Reuters tally, dealing a crushing blow to hopes of quickly reopening the economy.

Almost 6,500 people have now died of COVID-19 in Florida, with more than 451,000 infected.

A seven-year-old German shepherd from Staten Island, New York-the first dog to test positive for COVID-19 in the USA -has died after a three-month-long illness, according to National Geographic.

"We have seen some signs in recent weeks that the increase in virus cases and the renewed measures to control it are starting to weigh on economic activity", Fed Chair Jerome Powell said in a news conference following release of the USA central bank's latest policy statement.

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