Can I catch COVID-19 from my pet?

*Per World Health Organization 

While there has been one instance of a dog being infected in Hong Kong, to date, there is no evidence that a dog, cat or any pet can transmit COVID-19. COVID-19 is mainly spread through droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or speaks. To protect yourself, clean your hands frequently and thoroughly. 

WHO continues to monitor the latest research on this and other COVID-19 topics and will update as new findings are available.


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2. What is COVID-19
3. What are the symptoms of COVID-19
4. How does COVID-19 spread?
5. Can the virus that causes COVID-19 be transmitted through the air?
6. Can CoVID-19 be caught from a person who has no symptoms?
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9. Can I catch COVID-19 from my pet?
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