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'Very little risk' that pets can infect owners with Covid, WHO says

| Updated: July 22, 2020 14:50:19


A woman poses with her dog and cat in the neighborhood of Churriana, in Malaga, southern Spain — Reuters/Files A woman poses with her dog and cat in the neighborhood of Churriana, in Malaga, southern Spain — Reuters/Files

There is ‘very little risk’ that pets can infect their owners with Covid-19, the chief scientist of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

Soumya Swaminathan, WHO chief scientist, told a Geneva news conference that felines, ferrets and “even tigers” have been infected with the disease, reports Reuters.

“There is very little risk from domestic animals because there was some concern about domestic animals becoming a source of infection,” she said.

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