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State: Dog has first case of coronavirus in Texas animal


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A North Texas dog has been found to have the first coronavirus infection confirmed in a Texas animal, state officials said.

The Texas Animal Health Commission announced in a statement that the Fort Worth-area dog was confirmed to have the virus that causes COVID-19.

A private veterinarian tested the pooch Tuesday as a precaution after its owners were confirmed to have COVID-19. The veterinarian reported the 2-year-old dog is otherwise healthy, according to the commission statement.

The dog is not the first animal in the nation to test positive for the coronavirus. Ten...

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