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The World Health Organisation appealed to those infected with monkeypox to avoid exposing animals to the disease after the first reported case of a human-to-dog transmission emerged. The British-based medical journal, the Lancet, last week reported an Italian greyhound, living with two men in Paris, had caught monkeypox. Rosamund Lewis, the WHO’s technical lead for monkeypox made it known that this is the first case of human-to-animal transmission and said they believe it is the first time a dog had been infected. “Experts had been aware of the theoretical risk that such a jump could happen. Public health agencies have […]

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