Can Coronavirus in Dogs Spread to Humans People in face masks are a familiar sight amid the coronavirus outbreak in China and as cases pop up around the globe. Now, some are making sure their pets are covered, as well.
While some stores have reported running out of masks for humans, companies that make face masks for dogs, such as Good Air Team, which owns K9 Mask, have also experienced a spike in sales within the past three days.
Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, the viruses cause respiratory infections which are typically mild, including the common cold; however, rarer forms such as SARS, MERS and the novel coronavirus causing the current outbreak can be lethal.
In cows and pigs, they may cause diarrhea, while in chickens they can cause an upper respiratory disease. There are no vaccines or antiviral drugs that are approved for prevention or treatment.
Coronaviruses are viruses in the subfamily Orthocoronavirinae in the family Coronaviridae, in the order Nidovirales. Coronaviruses are enveloped viruses with a positive-sense single-stranded RNA genome and with a nucleocapsid of helical symmetry. The genomic size of coronaviruses ranges from approximately 26 to 32 kilobases, the largest for an RNA virus.
The name “coronavirus” is derived from the Latin corona, meaning crown or halo, which refers to the characteristic appearance of the virus particles (virions): they have a fringe reminiscent of a royal crown or of the solar corona.
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Things you need to know about CORONA VIRUS.
➡️What is a coronavirus
Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that are common among animals. In rare cases, they can be passed from animals to humans.
➡️ Coronavirus symptoms
📣 runny nose
🤒 For those with a weakened immune system, the elderly and the very young, there’s a chance the virus could cause a lower, and much more serious, respiratory tract illness like pneumonia or bronchitis, and can be deadly. 😷🤢
➡️ How it spreads
📢 from human contact with animals.
📢 human-to-human transmission
👉 a cough, sneeze or handshake could cause exposure.
👉 by touching something an infected person has touched and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes.
👉 Caregivers can sometimes be exposed by handling a patient’s waste.
➡️ Coronavirus treatment
✔️ There is no specific treatment.
✔️ Doctors can relieve symptoms by prescribing pain or fever medication.
✔️ Drink plenty of fluids, get rest and sleep as much as possible.
✔️ If symptoms feel worse than a standard cold, SEE YOUR DOCTOR 👩⚕️
➡️ How can you prevent it
👉There is no vaccine, YET.
👉 You may be able to reduce your risk of infection by avoiding sick people.
👉 Try to avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
👉 Wash your hands often with soap and water and for AT LEAST 20 seconds.
👉If you are sick, stay home and avoid crowds.
👉 Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, and disinfect the objects and surfaces you touch.
➡️ Coronavirus and pregnancy
In pregnant women, the more severe versions of coronaviruses can be serious. 🤒
➡️ Coronavirus and cats, dogs and other animals
🐱🐶 Pets can catch coronaviruses and the infections can become severe. Sometimes the viruses can lead to deadly diseases.