The latest Sivagangga cluster from Kedah was suspected of being caused by a super spreader strain of the COVID-19 virus that originated from Egypt and Pakistan. Health authorities believed there is a high probability that the cluster is a super spreader because of its higher transmission rate compared to previous COVID-19 clusters. We spoke to Associate Prof. Dr Chan Yoke Fun, Virologist & Senior Lecturer at the Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya to learn more.
What we do know so far about COVID-19 is that the disease can spread through droplets that are released from the nose or mouth when someone coughs, sneezes or exhales. But what about consuming food that might be contaminated by the virus?
Following reports of a tiger becoming infected with COVID-19; and recently a cat in Belgium; and Hong Kong reported its third cat positive COVID-19, including two dogs, tested positive, we asked experts the likelihood of cats and other pets that might be a risk for transmitting coronavirus.