Coronavirus in The United States: Two Infected Cats, What Were Their Symptoms?


The American health authorities warn of the transmission of the virus to cats. We already knew that several cats from a Bronx zoo in New York had been infected: Three lions and five tigers, and one of them had no symptoms.

In one case, no humans in the household tested positive. In the other case, the cat master had previously tested positive for the virus. There is no certainty, but veterinary experts believe rather that the transmission was made from human to the cat, and according to them, it is unlikely that it is done from cat to human.

Dr. Faucci, the doctor who is on the front line in the United States, said earlier in the daily press briefing to the White House that at this stage, there is nothing to indicate that the virus can be transmitted from an animal to a human. And so, animals do not participate in the spread of the virus, at the stage of our knowledge. The association of American veterinarians evokes two previous cases, a cat contaminated in Hong Kong, without symptoms, and also the case of a sick cat in Belgium who escaped.a

What Are The Symptoms Of Animals?

Symptoms of COVID-19 for animals are the same as for humans. If your pet has some sort of cough, hoarse meowing, sneezing, runny nose, these are clues. And so the CDC, the federal health agency, recommends that owners respect the same principles of social distancing for animals. Keep your cats at home to prevent them from meeting other humans than your family.

But the recommendations also extend to dogs, even if there is no case detected yet. The health authorities recommend: when you go for a walk, don’t let it be caressed by other people. Keep it on a leash, avoid parks and places too crowded with humans. And then if you are sick, or if you have symptoms, stay away from your pet as much as possible.

A Maine laboratory has just developed a specific test for animals that will be distributed by the end of the week here.

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Coronavirus: What To Do If You Need To Go To The Dentist?


Toothache, broken tooth, decay, infection ... With the confinement linked to the coronavirus epidemic, the conditions for consulting dentists have changed. A single telephone number regulates access to dental offices. How to make an appointment? For what dental “emergencies”?

They are not the most cited among the frontline professions in this health crisis linked to the COVID-19 epidemic, but they are nevertheless those who exercise the profession most at risk: dentists.

They intervene specifically where the virus lodges, and they cannot in any way keep their distance during their operations. However, retreating is not an option.

Confined or not, you have a toothache, you need a dentist. The idea is to relieve patients, as do all caregivers at the moment. After, it is obvious that one must take the maximum precaution to avoid contamination.

Emergencies only

And for this, the national order has set up a new course of care that the departmental orders are responsible for enforcing.

The strategy is that of the establishment of a system of permanence with each day.

The rotation is done in alphabetical order. “We protect colleagues with pathologies or sisters who are pregnant or with children, and we have no problem mobilizing.

The permanence system is only possible because dentists, who are not on duty if they unplug the chair that day, do not lower the curtain. They are called upon to ensure a regulatory mission with the invited patients, therefore, to contact their usual practitioner or the one closest to their home, and especially not to go to the emergency room or the EMS. Even less to contact the order of dental surgeons directly, which would only have the effect of disrupting the organization?

Dentists in the offices make a first referral to sort between urgent care and those that are less. If necessary, the dentist makes a prescription and addresses the patient to his colleague on duty via a regulator responsible for receiving calls in the offices of the departmental council.

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How To React If Your Child Breaks A Tooth?


Falling from a bike, nudging at basketball, or even fighting in the schoolyard, there are many situations that can cause dental shock in a child’s life. How to react to a fractured tooth?

Your child has suffered a dental shock and all or part of one of his incisors - this is the most common - is broken. Whether it is a small broken tooth or a fully expelled tooth, we must try to recover the missing part, the small end can be glued and the tooth reinserted.

In saliva or in milk

For the fully expelled tooth, the conservation medium is important. The idea is to keep it in the child’s saliva. Before it was advised to replace the tooth in the child’s mouth, but he can refuse because it disgusts him, and there is a risk that he will swallow it. You can, therefore, spit the small in a container to place the quote. Another acceptable solution, milk is a good preservative.

What must be avoided at all costs is “leave the tooth in the air, even in a handkerchief, or in the water,” he said. In fact, “in the air, the tooth dries up, the cells become mortified, and the chances of keeping it alive are reduced.” Water is a medium of composition too different from that of saliva, which creates a molecular explosion and accelerates mortification.

Save the tooth

If you follow these tips and the reimplantation takes place within two hours of the shock, it is possible to save the tooth. Stabilized with the surrounding teeth, it is rewound to the bone and new blood vessels and nerves grow back. It’s pretty miraculous. Monitoring is put in place for at least three months to ensure that the tooth has remained alive.

If the tooth is simply dislocated, that is to say, that it has moved in the bone, it should also be consulted quickly because it can be replaced and keep its vitality. But the gesture must be made quickly.

Note: baby teeth on their side are not re-implantable because the risk of mortification is great. They are indeed destined to fall one day. On the other hand, if a baby tooth has suffered a shock, the germ of the final tooth, which is underneath, must be subject to radiological monitoring because it can be damaged.

Keep calm! There is often a lot of blood when a child breaks a tooth or a piece of baby tooth but this does not in any way prejudge the severity of the injury.

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