In Russia, the cat discovered the coronavirus. According to the vet, it is not impossible, and contamination from such cats should not be afraid, on the contrary. “Corcovado and dog owners in addition to positive emotions have greater resistance to diseases of this type,” – said the veterinary doctor of the highest category Mikhail Chalakov.
Analyses of five cats in Russia showed a positive result for the presence of coronavirus that is the causative agent of an infectious disease COVID-19. The situation of Constantinople commented on the veterinary doctor of the highest category Mikhail Chalakov.
He noted that first of all, it is important to understand how the analysis was taken from this cat. Because of the testing of humans and animals is very different. In humans, for example, swabbing the mucous membrane, because people have coronavirus gives complications in the lungs. And the animals have complications go to the intestines, so they take a swab from the rectum.
In addition, we must understand that, in principle, can infect anyone and anything, says the vet. As evidence, he cites a famous experiment on chickens infected with rabies. Usually, chickens are not susceptible to this disease but if their immune system is artificially weakened by external factors, they begin to get infected.
“Therefore, in spite of that animal, how it looks, if it’s not a species-specific pathogen,” said Michael in an interview Chalakov
The vet was quick to reassure those who are afraid to be infected by the coronavirus from their cats. He stressed that these animals are not a reservoir of infection. At least reliable data on this, we need detailed studies of similar cases in General and this cat in particular.
“Animals external factor of transmission can be, it’s urgent… Then there is someone somewhere sneezed, spat, animal come, lick himself, now, please, live virus on wool, he began to be. Someone stroked, rubbed his eyes, here, please,” – said the expert.
But from this infection you can easily protect yourself, if you just wash hands frequently, said the vet. In addition, according to him, people living with cats and dogs, have a greater resistance to COVID-19. The vet explains that such people are more likely to come into contact with the coronaviruses of animals, so their body is, in theory, should be more resistant to COVID-19.
“So I think Corcovado and dog owners in addition to positive emotions have greater resistance to diseases such (coronavirus) type” – summed up Mikhail Chalakov.