The first case of COVID-19 in a dog was registered in Latvia

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The first case of COVID-19 in a dog has been registered in Latvia. Head of Food and Veterinary Service (FVS) of the Republic of Latvia Maris Balodis said in an interview on TV3 TV channel that the results of tests on the dog showed antibodies to coronavirus – which means that the dog has been infected with COVID-19.

Latvian portal Skaties clarified that the dog’s owners had contracted COVID-19 and decided to test their pet.

“I think we should not pay special attention to cats and dogs at the moment because all scientific research shows that both cats and dogs play no role in the spread of COVID-19 epidemic either in Europe or in the world,” said the head of FVS.