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You can get COVID-19 if a dog licks you.

There is no evidence to verify if pets can spread COVID-19 to people. In December 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) stated that COVID-19 is a zoonotic disease. COVID-19 can infect both humans and animals. There has since been speculation over whether humans can pass the virus on to animals and vise versa. A report published by NCBI stated that it is highly unlikely for pets to transmit the virus to their human owners. There is a higher chance that the virus is transmitted from person to person rather than their pets. Transmission between humans primarily happens through respiratory air droplets or through coming into physical contact with an infected person. Fur is a non-porous material that can absorb the virus. A human can transmit the virus to their pet, as they are usually in close proximity and regularly interact, but these instances and reported cases are extremely rare. The report also stated that cats are asymptomatic. Owners of infected pets rarely observed changes in their animals. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) stated that animals do not obtain the virus the same way humans do. It was observed that domestic animals might not acquire COVID-19 in the same way humans do. In natural conditions, pet cats and dogs get infected if they are in close contact with a COVID-19-positive person. Many medical organizations followed the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines regarding households with pets. There is no significant evidence to prove pets can spread the coronavirus to people. CDC advises people infected with COVID-19 to distance themselves from their pets, as they would with any other human. There is no convincing evidence that any domestic animal can transfer COVID-19 to other animals, including humans, in natural situations quicker. Furthermore, the number of naturally infected animals worldwide is much smaller than the number of people infected with COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority. The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19, including symptoms, prevention, and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organization or your national healthcare authority.

There is no evidence to verify if pets can spread COVID-19 to people. In December 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) stated that COVID-19 is a zoonotic disease. COVID-19 can infect both humans and animals. There has since been speculation over whether humans can pass the virus on to animals and vise versa.

A report published by NCBI stated that it is highly unlikely for pets to transmit the virus to their human owners. There is a higher chance that the virus is transmitted from person to person rather than their pets. Transmission between humans primarily happens through respiratory air droplets or through coming into physical contact with an infected person. Fur is a non-porous material that can absorb the virus. A human can transmit the virus to their pet, as they are usually in close proximity and regularly interact, but these instances and reported cases are extremely rare. The report also stated that cats are asymptomatic. Owners of infected pets rarely observed changes in their animals.

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) stated that animals do not obtain the virus the same way humans do. It was observed that domestic animals might not acquire COVID-19 in the same way humans do. In natural conditions, pet cats and dogs get infected if they are in close contact with a COVID-19-positive person.

Many medical organizations followed the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines regarding households with pets. There is no significant evidence to prove pets can spread the coronavirus to people. CDC advises people infected with COVID-19 to distance themselves from their pets, as they would with any other human.

There is no convincing evidence that any domestic animal can transfer COVID-19 to other animals, including humans, in natural situations quicker. Furthermore, the number of naturally infected animals worldwide is much smaller than the number of people infected with COVID-19.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19, including symptoms, prevention, and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organization or your national healthcare authority.

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