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  • Can pet dogs be infected with coronavirus?

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    U. of I. pathobiology professor Ying Fang and her colleagues determined that a Chicago-area dog was infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans. The National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, confirmed the test result.

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  • Editor’s note:  To contact Ying Fang, email   

    For a more in-depth story about the U. of I. findings, see “First Illinois dog to test positive for SARS-CoV-2 ID’d by U. of I. veterinarians.”