Dog catches Monkeypox after sleeping in his owner’s bed

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Dog catches Monkeypox after sleeping in his owner’s bed

A dog in France reportedly contracted monkeypox from his owners.

This according to medical practitioners this seems to be the first known case of human-to-dog transmission of the emerging viral illness.

The dog likely caught the infection while sleeping in the same bed as his owners.

A team of infectious disease doctors based primarily at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, France published their report last week in the Lancet.

On June 10, two men visited the hospital with symptoms of monkeypox, namely a distinctive rash along with headaches, general weakness, and fever.

As with the majority of monkeypox cases documented in non-endemic areas of the world this year, their infections appeared to be transmitted through prolonged close contact during sex.

The men were living together and in a relationship butnon-exclusively, and both developed a rash about a week after they had sex with other men. PCR testing then showed that they contracted monkeypox.