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10.25259/JRHM_37_2020
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Do pets transmit SARS-CoV-2 to humans, including pregnant women and infertility patients?

Department of Animal Physiology and Reproduction, ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes, Hisar, India
Corresponding author: Naresh L. Selokar, Division of Animal Physiology and Reproduction, ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes, Hisar, India. selokar.lalaji@icar.gov.in
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How to cite this article: Bajwa KK, Bansal S, Parashar A, Dua S, Kumar D, Selokar NL. Do pets transmit SARS-CoV-2 to humans, including pregnant women and infertility patients? J Reprod Healthc Med 2021;2(Suppl_1):S26-S30.

Abstract

Humans are closely associated with companion animals, particularly dogs, and cats. Recent studies demonstrated that pets could succumb to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) virus infection through a person who has COVID-19 disease. At present, we do have strong evidence of how COVID-19 affects pets and do the pets transmit the virus to humans. Until we know more about virus transmission, we need to follow the health agency guidelines to contain the virus spread. In this short perceptive article, we describe the incidences of coronavirus in pets and possible precautions that need to be followed by people, particularly pregnant women and infertility patients to avoid getting the disease.

Keywords

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2
Coronavirus disease-19
Pets
Infertility patients

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