Dog tests positive for monkeypox

Doctors in France believe a dog has contracted the monkeypox virus from a human.

The study published in medical journal The Lancet, a team from the Sorbonne University in Paris .

That dog was sleeping in the bed of two men who tested positive for monkeypox and were not exclusive with each other.

The 4-year-old male Italian greyhound, which had no previous medical disorders, tested positive after showing symptoms such as lesions and pustules on its abdomen.

The same strain has been spreading across the world since April, and in France has infected more than 1,700 people, mostly in Paris.

The CDC updated its monkeypox guidance on pets after a new study reported that a dog tested positive for the virus in France.

Those who are infected are advised to avoid activities with their pets, including petting, cuddling, hugging, kissing, licking, sharing sleeping areas and sharing food.

The team sequenced monkeypox virus DNA from the dog and the Latino man and found that the samples contained virus of the hMPXV-1 clade, lineage B.1

"Our findings should prompt debate on the need to isolate pets from monkeypox virus-positive individuals," the team said

Dog tests positive for monkeypox

Dog tests positive for monkeypox