Melita Vujnovic, Representative of the World Health Organization ( WHO) in Russia announced today, Monday, that its experts warn of the possibility of transmitting the novel Coronavirus (known also as (COVID-19) from humans to animals such as dogs, domestic cat, lions, tigers, and the raccoon.
Vujnovic pointed out that the experts are studying now the effect of the deadly virus on other animals across the world.
She told “Sputnik”, the Russian news agency, that COVID-19 spreads mainly from man to man but there is evidence that the virus can transmit from man to an animal as it is animal-origin despite the medium hasn’t been defined yet.
The WHO official revealed that hosts of animals have caught the virus after they contact man.
She stressed that it is important to know the animals that more susceptible to infection.
It is worth noting that Constantine Savinkov, Assistant of Head of the Russian Federation Authority for Botanic and Veterinary Authority ( RFABV), told reporters today, Wednesday, that Russia has registered the first anti-Corona vaccine for animals in the world.
He revealed that the vaccine was developed at the Federal Center for Protecting Animals’ Health under the ( FCPA), and it is named Canrivac-COVID-19.
The Russian expert added that the clinical trials of the animal vaccine started last October and dogs, cats, white polar foxes ordinary foxes, and other mammals were undergone.
Results of experiments enable scientists to prove that the vaccine is safe and has effectiveness as anti-bodies appear in those animals.
He indicated that the Russian scientists continue to observe forming of the anti-bodies within six months after receiving the vaccine.
Constantine Savinkov went on to say that the animal vaccine will be on the market next April via the largest platform to produce animal drugs.
He stressed that the new vaccine is very important as some mammals are susceptible to catch the Coronavirus (known also as COVID-19), according to the World Organization for Animal Health.
A number of Coronavirus confirmed cases were registered in some countries around the world.
Yulia Milano, Adviser of (RFABV), said the price of two doses of the animal is 588 Russian rubles.