Dr. Kyriakis: Infinitesimal probability of transmission from pets – Man will stick to the animal

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Yesterday, the Greek media presented a study from Spain that blamed domestic dogs for transmitting SARS-CoV-2 to humans due to the walk they take. Research has shown that during the first locksmiths in Spain, dog walkers who walk them are 78% more likely to catch a coronavirus while if they stay with a carrier of the virus at home they have 60% and if they order food from the supermarket through delivery have a 94% chance. 
We turned to Konstantinos Kyriakis, Professor of Virology and Infectious Diseases at Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine in the USA, who is a member of the Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (CEIRS) of the National National Institutes of Health and conducts research focusing on the molecular mechanism of transmission of influenza viruses from animals to humans, the development of new technology vaccines against influenza and other viral diseases, while also participating in the SARS surveillance network. CoV-2 in animals in the US under the auspices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Regarding the study, Dr. stressed. Kyriakis: “The authors of the study make a basic scientific mistake, because they came out with a statistical correlation between possession and walking a dog and increased cases of coronavirus, they came to the arbitrary assumption that the cause of infection was the dog and walking the dog. They did not take into account dozens of other factors that may actually increase the risk of transmitting the coronavirus, such as the fact that the dog guard during the walk has a significant chance of encountering and exposing the virus to humans, compared to a human who does not have a dog and does not leave his home so often during the implementation of restrictive measures at the peak of the first epidemic wave.
The claim that the dog itself is the cause of the coronavirus transmission is scientifically funny. And it’s even funnier that the dog brings the coronavirus with its paws into a house. No transmission of the coronavirus through the foot of a dog or human shoe has been recorded. I dare say that this study has many and important scientific errors and omissions, and its conclusions are not sufficiently documented “.
As explained by Dr. Kyriakis on SKAI.gr “SARS-CoV-2 may have emerged from animals, from bats and we may have had the means of an intermediate host, the pangolin, but now it is a purely human virus. This means that 99.99999% of infections are human-to-human.
The possibility of transmission from pets to humans is infinitesimal.On the contrary, it is much more likely that humans will get stuck in their pet. According to published experimental studies, under certain conditions and after exposure to high viral load, SARS-CoV-2 can multiply to low levels in cats and even lower levels in dogs. This means that pets, even if infected by humans / their guardians, do not produce enough virus to contribute to the spread of the virus. For example, when five people and two cats live in a house, people can catch cats, the cat is practically very difficult to catch a human. “The five people will get stuck together, the chances of them getting stuck by the cat are extremely low.”

 

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