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Two Men Living With A Dog Tested Positive For Moneykeypox In France.

A medical journal has published evidence of the first suspected case of human-to-pet transmission of the monkeypox virus.

According to the Lancet, a dog living with two men in France who were infected with the virus began exhibiting symptoms 12 days after they did.

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


After DNA testing, researchers confirmed the viruses infecting the two men and the dogs were both monkeypox.


Since they became symptomatic, the two men had kept their dog away from other people and other pets, but had slept with the animal in their bed.

The report read, “Our findings should prompt debate on the need to isolate pets from monkeypox virus-positive individuals,” the report reads.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned against possible human-to-pet transmission in their monkeypox guidance.

“Infected animals can spread Monkeypox virus to people, and it is possible that people who are infected can spread Monkeypox virus to animals through close contact”.

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


While the full symptoms of monkeypox in pets are unknown, watch for “potential signs of illness including lethargy, lack of appetite, coughing, nasal secretions or crust, bloating, fever, and/or pimple- or blister-like skin rash,” the CDC warns.

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