Covid-19 Infections in Animals Worry Pet Owners

Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “Covid-19 Infections in Animals Worry Pet Owners” – below is their description.

We asked an epidemiologist and the occurence of Covid-19 infections in animals. Here’s what you need to know.

More: Protecting hamsters is turning into the latest form of protest in Hong Kong, after the government announced a plan to cull thousands of the furry pets and other small mammals to stamp out Covid-19 cases.

The Hong Kong government advised members of the public earlier this week to surrender hamsters purchased on or after Dec. 22 for “humane dispatch,” after some pet store workers and customers tested positive for the virus and hamsters imported from the Netherlands at the store tested preliminary positive. The government said on Wednesday that 1,213 small animals have been culled from the pet store in question and its warehouse, including hamsters, rabbits, and guinea pigs.

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