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Do Pets spread COVID-19?

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There have been growing concerns among the public that COVID-19 could be spread from pets to humans. These fears were heightened recently when the media reported that some cats and dogs had tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

Things to Remember


  • Lead researchers: Prof Dympna Casey , School of Nursing & Midwifery NUIG, Ms. Aisling Flynn, School of Nursing & Midwifery NUIG
  • Reviewed by: Elaine Finucane, HRB-Trials Methodology Research Network, School of nursing and Midwifery, NUI Galway.
  • Evidence Advisor: Prof Susan Smith, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and General Practitioner in Inchicore Family Doctors, Dublin.
  • Evidence Advisor: Deirdre Mac Loughlin, PPI Ignite, NUI Galway.
  • Journalist Advisor: Dr Claire O’Connell, Contributor, The Irish Times.