from the case where the information was found After the research at Prince of Songkla University found “cat” infect “COVID” to people, which is the first case in the world that people infected with covid from cats after sneezingveterinarywhich is being examined raises questions that make us wonder whether animals can be infected.COVIDYes, and can it actually infect people?
“Doctor Chalermchai” Dr. Chalermchai Boonyaleephan, Vice-President of the Senate Public Health Commission, posted a personal blockdit “Hundred and Eight Thousand Nine with Dr. Chalermchai” with the message that World’s first case report veterinaryThai stuckCOVIDfromcatduring the Covid outbreak around the world for more than two years News and information about mammals infected with the coronavirus, such as cats, dogs, tigers, lions or mink. In Europe there used to be big news of Mink infected with coronavirus. and had to kill millions of them
But there is no clear academic information that Can people get coronavirus from pets? until this month The academic journal of the CDC (Emerging Infectious Disease) has reported the first case. that people infected with covid from cats which is the case in Thailand As detailed information is
- August 4, 2021, a 64-year-old father and a 32-year-old child are stuckCOVIDin Bangkok
- August 8, 2021 travel by ambulance to Songkhla for treatment withcatthat are kept (admitted as an inpatient)
- August 10, 2021 The cat began to show symptoms and was examined by a 32-year-old female veterinarian who was wearing a N95 mask, gloves, but not face shield. and not wearing glasses while examining the cat’s nose
- which gives sleeping pills The cat sneezes in the face.veterinaryand two assistants
- On August 13, 2021, a female veterinarian began to have a runny nose and a cough with phlegm.
- August 15, 2021 The cat’s PCR test results are positive. Therefore, the PCR of the veterinarians and assistants were also checked. The veterinarian was also found to be positive. but the assistant is negative
In the event that veterinarystuck womanCOVIDfromcat Adequate evidence is required. Because it may be caused by being infected with covids from other cases, but in this case, there is evidence to confirm that it is believed to be infected by cats.
- Testing the genetic code or genome of the germcatandveterinary Found the same species as Delta virus (B.1.167.2).
- Genetic testing between cats and their owners found to be the same virus
- The veterinarian didn’t have any close contact with the cat’s owner.
- The veterinarian was not in close contact with other high-risk groups.
- who is addictedCOVIDIn the same period in Songkhla It’s a genetic code that’s different from female veterinarians and cats.
So it can be concluded that in this case the female veterinarianinfected with covid from catswhich he examined and is considered the first case in the world with clear conclusions from academic data and laboratory results
However, pets infected with coronavirus tend to have fewer symptoms and have an incubation period. or short-term transmission Chances of infecting the owner or humans therefore, there are quite a few and has suggested that A veterinarian who will examine animals at riskCOVID In addition to wearing a mask and face shield Should also wear protective glasses. person with pets especially cats and dogs With a very close relationship, it is necessary to take good care of the pet. and keep an eye on the symptoms If you find any suspicious symptoms You should take them to your veterinarian to get tested for COVID. and should be careful Do not touch pet’s secretions directly.
Here are some tips on how to behave if you have pets:
- Avoid taking pets outdoors. Or, if necessary, keep a distance of at least 2 meters from pets or other people.
- If you are sick with COVID-19, have someone else take care of your pet for you. or if it is necessary to touch, wear a mask and wash your hands before and after touching your pets
- Owners can quarantine at-risk pets in cages at home using the same practice as in high-risk individuals for 14 days. If your pet is sick and suspects COVID-19, call your veterinarian. Animals should not be brought to the veterinary hospital by themselves.
- Avoid bringing pets close to children under 5 years of age or seniors over 65 years of age.
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