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Event summary: COVID-19 (SARS-COV-2), Hong Kong (SAR - PRC)
Start of event 26/02/2020
Confirmation 28/02/2020
Report date 29/02/2020
Submission date 01/03/2020
Reason Emerging disease
Number of outbreaks 1
Date resolved 13/03/2020
Epidemiological comments The dog was placed under quarantine on 26 February 2020 after its owner was hospitalised due to COVID-19 infection. Following veterinary examination nasal, oral, rectal swabs as well as faeces were taken after the dog’s admission to the quarantine facility. Nasal and oral samples tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. The dog has not exhibited any specific clinical signs. Additional samples taken on 28 February also tested positive. Investigations are continuing to determine the duration of virus detection.  Risk management measures are in place for this case, including cleansing and disinfection of the premises, and proper personal hygiene and protection. Mammalian pets from households with confirmed human cases of COVID-19 will be be placed under quarantine and veterinary surveillance for 14 days. Samples will be collected for testing of SARS-CoV-2 as appropriate.
Hong Kong (SAR - PRC) has submitted the following immediate notification and follow-up report (s) to OIE.

View Report Date Date submitted to OIE Report Type
Full report 29/02/2020 01/03/2020 Immediate notification
Full report 07/03/2020 08/03/2020 Follow-up Report 1
Full report 16/03/2020 16/03/2020 Follow-up Report 2
Full report 28/03/2020 28/03/2020 Follow-up Report 3 (Resolved : 13/03/2020 Final report )