Lancet: Evidence of human-to-dog transmission of monkeypox virus

Animals, Cats, Dogs, Europe, France, Health, Infection, Monkeypox, PCR, Research, Spillover, Symptoms, Testing, Transmission, Zoonosis

“Here we describe the first case of a dog with confirmed monkeypox virus infection that might have been acquired through human transmission.”

12 days after symptom onset [by two male patients], their male Italian greyhound, aged 4 years and with no previous medical disorders, presented with mucocutaneous lesions, including abdomen pustules and a thin anal ulceration. The dog tested positive for monkeypox virus by use of a PCR protocol that involved scraping skin lesions and swabbing the anus and oral cavity.

Trigger warning: the following link contains extremely graphic images

Lancet correspondence: Evidence of human-to-dog transmission of monkeypox virus


A snippet from recently updated guidance on monkeypox and pets from the CDC:

CDC: Monkeypox, Pets in the home



Monkeypox: Infected by a kiss on the cheek, unimaginable pain, then my DOGS got lesions..





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** This post was originally published on August 14, 2022 **