First Human-To-Dog Transmission of Monkeypox Reported in Italy

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Published: August 16,2022 04:17 PM
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An Italian greyhound owned by a gay couple has been infected with monkeypox

August 16, 2022: An Italian greyhound owned by a gay couple has been infected with monkeypox in the first reported case passed from a human to their pet.



Couple said that they noticed pustules on their dog's stomach. A PCR test later confirmed the pooch had contracted the virus.



The animal had shared a bed with the two men and had licked at least one of them before licking itself, according to the Lancet Medical Journal.