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Coronavirus and Your Pets

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Coronavirus and your pets, for the questions and concerns that have crossed your mind. Separate fact from fiction and rely on dependable resources online and off line for your information. Here is a synopsis from the World Health Organisation, which highlights the facts of the Coronavirus. The second slide, gives you the facts of the human animal travel path of the coronavirus.

What is the Coronavirus?
https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus
Coronavirus and my cats and dogs
https://bit.ly/2Ib4joP

Key Take Aways

  • Wash hands regularly
  • Cook raw meats thoroughly before consuming (for human & animal consumption)
  • Avoid close contact with anyone displaying symptoms of respiratory illnesses
  • Coronaviruses are Zoonotic (Zoonotic diseases (also known as zoonoses) which are caused by germs that spread between animals and people.*)
  • Hygiene standards of meat & fish markets are critical

*Source: https://www.cdc.gov/onehealth/basics/zoonotic-diseases.html
lhttps://www.cdc.gov/onehealth/basics/zoonotic-diseases.html

5 Ways Zoonotic Diseases Spread between Humans and Animals*

  • Direct Contact – saliva, mucus, petting, touching
  • Indirect Contact -contact with contaminated areas or objects where infected animals have been
  • Vector -Borne – though bites by an insect or tick
  • Food borne – contaminated food, or under cooked food, in the case of meats, fish, eggs, raw milk etc
  • Waterborne – water infected with feces of an infected animal or coming in contact with contaminated water
We’ve given you a basic over view. Please make sure you contact a doctor for competent medical advice. This virus, like any medical condition does not go away with self diagnosis and “googling cures”. Do not look for advice from obscure sources who claim to have miracle cures! Keep yourself and your animals safe.
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