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Report Says Monkeypox May Have Made First Jump to Dog from its Owners

This was reported in Paris, France

The first suspected case of human-to-dog transmission of monkeypox has been reported in Paris, leading the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to update its website to include dogs among animals susceptible to catching the virus.

The disease can spread between people and animals, said the CDC, which is studying which animals can contract monkeypox, which the United States declared a public health emergency this month. The CDC lists 10 animals, including dogs, that can be infected with monkeypox.

The evidence of spread from humans to dogs, published in The Lancet, could lead to further guidance on how pets should be cared for if they’re in a living space with an infected person, Rosamund Lewis, the World Health Organization’s lead on monkeypox, told The Washington Post on Monday.

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