Final testing of Hong Kong dog’s blood concludes it was infected

Officials say they will continue quarantining pets of confirmed Covid-19 cases, although no evidence they play a role in spreading the virus

Despite the conclusive positive reading, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) spokesman stressed that cases of infection in dogs appeared “infrequent”, with most of the city’s quarantined animals testing negative.

… further serological testing was conducted on the blood sample at the World Health Organisation reference laboratory at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and the final test result was positive, according to an announcement by the AFCD on Thursday night.

As on Wednesday, the AFCD had conducted tests on 17 dogs and eight cats from households with confirmed coronavirus cases and persons in close contact with patients, and only two dogs had tested positive for the virus.


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