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Dog contracted monkeypox from its owners

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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Noelia Gonzalez


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