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Human-To-Animal Transmission Of Monkeypox

Human-To-Animal Transmission Of Monkeypox:

The first case of human-to-animal transmission of monkeypox has been reported in a dog, according to research published in the medical journal The Lancet on August 10.

  • Following the news, the United States public health agency, the Centres for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention, has updated its prevention recommendations on infected persons having pets at home.
  • The infected dog showed symptoms such as lesions on the skin, specifically “mucocutaneous lesions, including abdomen pustules and a thin anal ulceration”.
  • It is unclear right now if dogs can further spread the disease to other dogs or humans.