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COVID-19 and Animals FAQs

Release Date: 2020-03-16

With the spread of Coronavirus, LBACS has recently received questions from concerned citizens asking if an animal can carry this disease and spread it to humans. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC): 

“While this virus seems to have emerged from an animal source, it is now spreading from person-to-person in China. There is no reason to think that any animals including pets in the United States might be a source of infection with this new coronavirus. To date, CDC has not received any reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19.”

There is more pet information available from the CDC in their FAQ section: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html.