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There are slight edits to the Guidance for Veterinarians and Evaluation for SARS-CoV-2 Testing in Animals:

Exposure is defined as:

  • Being within approximately 6 feet (2 meters) of a person with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 starting from 2 days before the person’s illness onset (or, for asymptomatic human patients, 2 days before positive specimen collection) until the time the person is isolated.
  • Having direct contact with infectious secretions from a person with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 starting from 2 days before the person’s illness onset (or, for asymptomatic human patients, 2 days before positive specimen collection) until the time the person is isolated. Direct contact could include an animal being coughed, sneezed, or spit on by an infected person or sharing food or consuming something that was recently contaminated with an infected person’s mucous or saliva.

Also, new is additional information submitted to OIE on dogs in Japan testing positive for SARS-CoV-2.

 

Posted August 14, 2020