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News: Multiple hamster samples from Little Boss in Causeway Bay brought the first case of human-to-dog transmission in Delta Port

2022-01-18T05:07:03.222Z

The new crown pneumonia epidemic in Hong Kong has been repeated. Recently, a 23-year-old woman who works in Little Boss, a pet shop in Causeway Bay, has been diagnosed with the Delta variant virus. Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said this morning (18th) that the case



The new crown pneumonia epidemic in Hong Kong has been repeated. Recently, a 23-year-old woman who works in Little Boss, a pet shop in Causeway Bay, has been diagnosed with the Delta variant virus.

Chief Executive Carrie Lam said this morning (18th) that the case may involve animal transmission; it is reported that multiple hamster samples from the Causeway Bay pet shop where the confirmed woman works have tested positive for Delta, the Food and Health Bureau and the Fisheries The agency will hold a press conference today.


Looking through the information, there have been many pets diagnosed with new coronary pneumonia in Hong Kong, including the 85th confirmed case in March 2020, the pet squirrel dog of horse owner Zhou Qiaoer.

Experts at the time agreed that the dog had been infected with the virus at a low level and was likely to be infected by humans, the first case in the world.


The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) said yesterday that a saleswoman at Little Boss, a pet shop in Causeway Bay, was diagnosed with a variant virus strain Delta. After a full genetic analysis, the source of the disease could not be found, so the source is still unknown.

The CHP said that the pets in the store were all from the Netherlands, and yesterday they had taken environmental samples and pet samples in the store for investigation.

As of today, it is reported that an animal in the store tested positive for Delta.

Looking through the information, there have been many pets in Hong Kong who have been diagnosed with new coronary pneumonia, including the pet squirrel dog of the confirmed horse owner Zhou Qiaoer.

Experts at the time agreed that the dog had been infected with the virus at a low level and was likely to be infected by humans, the first case in the world.

At the end of the same month, there was another case of dogs infected with the new coronary pneumonia in Hong Kong, and a German wolf dog tested positive for the virus repeatedly.

The girl bought a chinchilla from Little Boss in Mong Kok last year, suspected of animal inheritance

In addition, there was a suspected case of animal-to-human transmission in early June last year. A 17-year-old girl was diagnosed at that time with an N501Y variant virus strain of unknown origin.

She took off her mask and played with the chinchilla after she bought it from the Little Boss Mong Kok branch.

However, experts went to the pet store to obtain multiple environmental samples, and the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department also repeatedly tested the chinchilla for the virus. In the end, no source was found, and the chance of animal-to-human transmission was considered low.

▼The female clerk of Little Boss pet shop in Causeway Bay was diagnosed with Delta▼


Pet shop Little Boss has two cases with unknown source. Veterinarian: Low chance of animal-to-human transmission. Causeway Bay Little Boss employee contracted Delta variant. Source unknown No one diagnosed with Omicron | Cathay Pacific’s two previous air shortages triggered the Mochizukilou group to be arrested for violating the quarantine exemption regulations, Zhuhai Xiangzhou District, stopped returning to Hong Kong, and arriving to Hong Kong from Zhuhai from Tuesday to Hong Kong via the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge to be quarantined

Source: hk1

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