Family dog may be 1st US canine to get COVID-19

The dog's owner -- a pediatrician -- said she, her husband and son all had coronavirus in March and they found out about the dog during a study.
1:26 | 04/29/20

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Next tonight here, the new study showing a dog has tested positive for the virus in the U.S. Here's Eva pilgrim. Reporter: Tonight, a family dog in North Carolina presumed to be the first canine in the U.S. To have covid-19. He's tired, he's like, why am I awake? Reporter: Winston the pug showed mild symptoms. He didn't want to eat his breakfast and that's not usual for him. Reporter: The dog's owner, Dr. Heather Mclean, a pediatrician, says she, along with her husband, an E.R. Doc, and son all had coronavirus in March. The family taking part in a duke university study, everyone was tested, including their pets. Winston is not the first animal thought to have the virus. In New York, several tigers and lions at the bronx zoo were diagnosed, as well as two household cats believed to have contracted the virus from people in their households or neighborhoods. The CDC says social distancing applies to pets too. Don't let them interact with other animals or people, and if you're sick, avoid your pet if possible. On this question of if you can get the virus from your pet, Dr. Anthony Fauci said at this time, there's no evidence that the virus can be transmitted from your pet to a person. But he went on to say, anything is possible. There's a lot we're still learning about how this virus works.

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