Dog In North Carolina Tests Positive For COVID-19

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A dog in North Carolina has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to local news site, WRAL, The family was involved in a study at Duke in which the mother, father, and son tested positive for COVID-19. They also had their pets tested and found out their pug, Winston also had the virus.

"Pugs are a little unusual in that they cough and sneeze in a very strange way. So it almost seems like he was gagging, and there was one day when he didn't want to eat his breakfast, and if you know pugs you know they love to eat, so that seemed very unusual," the mother, Heather McLean said.

She is a pediatrician at Duke.

"(The dog) licks all of our dinner plates and sleeps in my mom's bed, and we're the ones who put our faces into his face. So, it makes sense that he got (coronavirus)," said McLean's son, Ben.