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Science Alert (from Business Insider; Canberra, Australia, March 9) – Despite reports that a dog tested “weak positive” for coronavirus, most experts agree that household dogs and cats are not at risk of spreading the virus or getting sick themselves. Dr. Will Sander of the U. of I. College of Veterinary Medicine says the virus may have been passed to the dog from a human who was confirmed to have COVID-19. “At this time, people should be minimally concerned about this coronavirus affecting their pets,” he says. “The virus seems well-adapted to spread between people and, therefore, unlikely to jump to dogs or cats.”