The first dog to be diagnosed with COVID-19 died in the USA

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Buddy the Shepherd dog, who was the first dog in the USA diagnosed with COVID-19, died. This was reported July 30 by National Geographic magazine.

The dog died on July 11. Before that, in April, a seven-year-old dog showed symptoms of shortness of breath, and in early June, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service reported that the animal was diagnosed with coronavirus.

An animal’s medical records show that the dog had cancer. It is not known whether it was the cause of a violation of immunity and subsequent infection with COVID-19 or vice versa – the tumor was caused by the virus.

Carola Schouten, the Dutch Minister of Agriculture, reported on 20 May that the first case of coronavirus transmission from mink to human was detected in the country. New cases of mink-to-man transmission were reported later on.