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.