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2 dogs might have been infected with coronavirus

A German shepherd dog in New York that displayed signs of respiratory illness tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 infection, and another dog in the household tested positive for antibodies to the virus, according to the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. "Based on the limited information available, the risk of animals spreading the virus to people is considered to be low," APHIS said in a press release. "There is no justification in taking measures against companion animals that may compromise their welfare."

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