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Testing shows no evidence dogs, cats can get COVID-19

Veterinary diagnostics firm Idexx has tested more than 3,500 samples from dogs, cats and horses for infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and none of the tests have been positive. The findings support experts' assertions that pets are unlikely to catch or transmit the disease, but the virus could become attached to animals' fur, and the CDC says people should avoid kissing pets and should wash their hands after touching pets.

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