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The first case of a dog infected with monkeypox by its owners has been detected in France – Gipuzkoa News


The monkeypox virus continues to spread. In the Spanish state alone, 557 more infections were detected this Friday in just three days, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 5,719. In Europe the situation is not much better. According to data from the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) and the Regional Office for Europe of the World Health Organization (WHO), in the middle of this week the number of confirmed cases throughout the continent it was already close to 18,000. And in France, where more than 2,400 of these cases have already been confirmed, the first infection of monkeypox in a dog by human transmission has also been detected. According to the medical journal The Lancet, the two men who owned the animal went to the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital in Paris on June 10 with anal ulcers, fever and headaches. Twelve days later the dog, an Italian Greyhound, began developing the same ulcers after sleeping alongside his owners in the same bed the previous days. Finally, the dog tested positive for monkeypox after undergoing a PCR. Some of the injuries presented by the animal. The Lancet The scientific community is now trying to find out if domestic animals, such as dogs or cats, could be a vector of the monkeypox virus. Until now, only cases had been detected in wild animals (rodents and primates).


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