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Dog – New York

Added 8 June 2020

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) has reported the first confirmed case of SARS-CoV-2 infection in a pet dog (German shepherd) in New York State. Samples from the dog were taken after it showed signs of respiratory illness. The dog is expected to make a full recovery. One of the dog’s owners tested positive for COVID-19, and another showed symptoms consistent with the virus, prior to the dog showing signs. A second dog in the household has shown no signs of illness; however, antibodies were also identified in that dog, suggesting exposure.


  1. United States Department of Agriculture: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (2020) Confirmation of COVID-19 in Pet Dog in New York (online) [accessed 8 June 2020]
  2. OIE (2020) Information received on 02/06/2020 from Dr Mark Davidson, Associate Administrator, USDA-APHIS, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, United States of America (online) [accessed 8 June 2020]
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