A North Carolina family of four says their dog, a pug named Winston, tested positive for COVID-19 after three of them recovered from the virus, according to researchers.
The family found out their dog tested positive for the virus after they participated in a Duke University study about Covid-19 aimed at trying to find potential treatments and vaccines. As part of the study, members of the family under go weekly nasal swabs and give blood samples.
Although they haven’t tested many pets, Winston’s sample is the only one that’s come back positive. He is believed to be the first dog in the country to test positive for the virus, according to the university.