Report: Dog contracted monkeypox from its owners
Published: Aug. 16, 2022 at 5:56 AM MST
(CNN) - A monkeypox case in France appears to have spread from humans to a dog.
According to a case published in the Lancet Medical Journal, two men who live in the same household contracted the virus.
About two weeks later, their dog, a four-year-old Italian greyhound, started to have symptoms of monkeypox and tested positive.
The couple said they co-slept with their dog.
This is believed to be the first human-to-dog transmission of the monkeypox virus.
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