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    Exclamation Coronavirus-19 Pandemic Public Health Emergency: 2019-2020


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    Coronavirus-19 Pandemic Public Health Emergency: 2019-2020
    Center for Disease Control: Coronavirus

    Click: PetSmart and PetCo Address COVID-19 Concerns
    • Published: 16 March 2020
    • by Marissa Heflin

    "The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic is a pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China in December 2019. wikipedia.org

    "Disease: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
    • Virus strain: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
    • First case: December 1, 2019
    • Origin: Wuhan, Hubei, China
    • Symptoms: Initial flu-like symptoms, such as fever, coughing, breathing difficulties, fatigue, and myalgia
    • Incubation period: 1-14 days
    • Mode of transmission: Human-to-human transmission via respiratory droplets
    • Prevention tips: Avoiding close contact with sick individuals; frequently washing hands with soap and water; not touching the eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands; and practicing good respiratory hygiene"
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    Here's chameleon Zeke getting used to the "new normal"!

    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 03-29-2020 at 04:09 AM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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    Lightbulb "Can my gecko catch the Coronavirus?" thread -- started on 17 March 2020


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    Here's Hilde's reply on 17 March 2020:
    No need to worry.

    Here's a quote from "The Conversation", a reliable, non-partisan, not-for-profit media site. It's trustworthy.

    Even though it talks about snakes infecting humans, it works in reverse, too, as well as working for your gecko.

    "Though snakes were early suspects as the source of the Wuhan coronavirus, reptiles have never been linked to any of the World Health Organisation’s top ten infectious diseases which pose the greatest threat of epidemics.

    "One reason is straightforward. Snakes are cold-blooded (more correctly “ectothermic”) and have a very different physiology to humans. Viruses co-evolve highly specialised relationships with their hosts and are often species-specific.

    "Occasionally, a chance mutation might allow a virus to infect another species, but the more different the new and old hosts are to each other, the less likely that is.

    "Compared with transmission between mammals, or even from birds to mammals, the probability of a virus crossing from a cold-blooded reptile to a warm-blooded human is remote."


    I wouldn't recommend reading the link if you're the least bit squeamish.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 03-28-2020 at 11:48 PM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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