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Dog contracts monkeypox from owners

(KYMA, KECY/CNN) - A monkeypox case in France appears to have spread from humans to a dog.

According to a case published in a  medical journal - two men who live in the same household contracted the virus.

About two weeks later, their dog - a four-year-old Italian greyhound - started to have symptoms of monkeypox and tested positive.

The couple said they co-slept with their dog.

This is believed to be the first human-to-dog transmission of the monkeypox virus.

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