Pug in North Carolina becomes first dog to have contracted COVID-19

A pug in North Carolina is the first canine to test positive for coronavirus.

News 12 Staff

Apr 29, 2020, 10:53 AM

Updated 1,449 days ago

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Pug in North Carolina becomes first dog to have contracted COVID-19
A pug in North Carolina is the first canine to test positive for coronavirus.
Officials say most of the dog’s family tested positive for COVID-19 last month.
The family joined a Duke study that tested people and their pets.
The family says they were shocked to learn their dog Winston also had the virus.
Winston is fine now, but his family hopes his experience reveals more about the virus' effect on pets.
The CDC suggests not letting your pets interact with people or animals outside the home.
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