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Animals Can Get Covid, but Risk of Spreading to People Low: US Health Officials

The best way to prevent the virus from spreading among animals is to control it among people.  
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The best way to prevent the virus from spreading among animals is to control it among people. (Image for representation/REUTERS)

Dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, otters, hyenas and white-tailed deer are among the animals that have tested positive

US health officials say pets and another animals can get the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. But the risk of them spreading it to people is low. Dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, otters, hyenas and white-tailed deer are among the animals that have tested positive, in most cases after contracting it from infected people.

The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention says people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 should avoid contact with pets, farm animals and wildlife, as well as with other people. The best way to prevent the virus from spreading among animals is to control it among people.

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first published:December 16, 2021, 20:10 IST