Monkey pox: first infected dog discovered in Paris, monkeypox transmitted from human to animal?

Twelve days after the first symptoms appeared, the owners of the animal discovered blisters on its stomach and anus.

The virus subordinate monkey pox Land is gaining all over the world. On July 23, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced“Public Health Emergency”. In France, more than 2,600 cases had been detected as of August 9.

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According to the World Health Organization, monkey pox It is transmitted from person to person “By close contact with pests, body fluids and respiratory droplets of infected people or animals. The possibility of sexual transmission is being investigated”.

In an article published on August 10Online scientific journal scalpel First case reported monkeypox in a dog.

sleep with their dog

On June 10, two men went to the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris. These two men live in the same house but do not have exclusive sexual relations Characteristic symptoms Such as pustules on several parts of the body. The test result was immediately positive.

12 days after the first symptoms appeared, their dog, a 4-year-old Italian greyhound with no medical history, was presented with Mucocutaneous lesions, including abdominal blisters and micro-anal ulcers. a PCR test He determined that the dog was also infected. according to scalpelAnd the The men said they slept with their dog.. “In endemic countries, the virus is carried only by wild animals (rodents and monkeys). However, transmission of monkeypox virus has been described in prairie dogs in the United States and in captive primates in Europe that have been in contact with imported infected animals. The infection in domestic animals, Like dogs and cats, they are never reported.”.

The first human-to-dog transmission of . has been documented #cocktail. The dog is a 4 year old pet who was in good health. The virus that infected patient 1 and the virus that infected the dog showed 100% homology on the 19.5 kb sequenced pairs. #MedTwitter # IDTwitter

– Tatiana Prowell, MD (@tmprowell) August 16, 2022

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