The hell of Zero Covid in China: young people no longer expect anything from an “abnormal” state

Zero Covid “for the next five years”? Last June, the Chinese government announced a substantial reduction, for people entering China, of the mandatory period of quarantine in a centralized establishment: the stay of travelers in these structures fell to one week instead of two. But the Chinese government has made it clear that it is … Read more

Clinical and epidemiologic features of SARS-CoV-2 in companion animals

In a recent study posted to the Research Square* preprint server, researchers explored the clinical and epidemiologic characteristics of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in dogs and cats. Numerous beneficial effects of pet ownership, including benefits to mental health, have been scientifically established. Companion animals account for 60% of all animals reported to World Organization for … Read more

Oktoberfest Is Back but Shadowed by ‘Red Hot’ Inflation

By MICHAEL FAULHABER and DANIEL NIEMANN, Associated Press MUNICH (AP) — Oktoberfest is back in Germany after a two-year pandemic interruption — the same bicep-challenging beer mugs, fat-dripping pork knuckles, pretzels the size of dinner plates, men in leather shorts and women in cleavage-baring traditional dresses. But while brewers are more than glad to see … Read more

Can You Get Coronavirus from Your Pet?

Editor’s Note: For the latest updates on the 2020 coronavirus outbreak, see our news coverage. March 3, 2020 — The threat that the virus causing COVID-19 could sicken pets and spread between them and their owners is extremely low, veterinarians say. Concerns about pet illness with COVID-19, and spread between owners and their animals emerged … Read more

Antiviral activity of favipiravir against Zika and SARS-CoV-2 in cynomolgus macaques

Favipiravir (T-705) inhibits viral ribonucleic acid (RNA) polymerase and has been approved for the treatment of noncomplicated influenza infections in Japan and is currently being studied in clinical trials in the United States. Previous studies have shown strong antiviral activity of T-705 against several RNA viruses, such as Ebola, Marburg, and Lassa viruses, both in … Read more

Pets living in households with COVID-19 are high likely to seroconvert and become ill

In a recent study published in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseasesresearchers investigated whether pet dogs and cats in the households of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)-infected humans were at risk of infection. Study: Risk Factors for SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Illness in Cats and Dogs. Image Credit: Sharomka/Shutterstock Studies have demonstrated that several species … Read more

What You Should Know about COVID-19 and Pets | Healthy Pets, Healthy People

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some coronaviruses cause cold-like illnesses in people. Others cause illness in certain types of animals, such as cattle, camels, and bats. Some coronaviruses infect only animals and do not infect humans. Risk of the virus that causes COVID-19 spreading between pets and people The virus that causes COVID-19 … Read more

Research characterizes clinical and epidemiologic features of SARS-CoV-2 in pets

A 2021-2022 survey conducted in the United States reported that about 90.5 million households owned at least one pet, 23 million of which had acquired a pet during the first year of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Pet ownership is associated with numerous positive benefits for the owner, such as improved mental health. However, … Read more

scientists worry virus could infect animals

Monkeypox virus, illustration. Thom Leach | Science Photo Library | Getty Images In 2003, 47 people across six Midwestern states caught monkeypox from pet prairie dogs that were infected after they were housed with rodents imported from Ghana, Africa. Today’s outbreak, which has already infected more than 14,100 people in the US and more than … Read more

Monkeypox cases jumped 20% in the last week to 35,000 across 92 countries, WHO says

Monkeypox continues to spread across the globe with cases jumping by 20% over the last week, according to the World Health Organization. Infections increased by nearly 7,500 to more than 35,000 cases total across 92 countries, but nearly all reported cases are in Europe and the Americas, according to WHO data. Twelve deaths have been … Read more