Can Pets Carry Coronavirus?

March 26, 2020

Can Pets Carry Coronavirus

Sigma Xi has partnered with science communicator Brian Malow (@sciencecomedian) to connect your questions about COVID-19 with scientists. First up: Can pets carry the new coronavirus? Find out why Barbara Sherry, a professor of virology and head of the Department of Molecular Biological Sciences at North Carolina State University, says you would want to avoid touching a person's dog once that person is known to have the virus.

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