North Carolina Pug Is First U.S. Dog to Test Positive for Coronavirus

Chapel Hill, NC – Winston the pug becomes first dog in US to test positive for coronavirus after his owners fell ill and he shared their bed and licked their plates.

Winston’s owners, Helen and Samuel McLean, and their son tested positive. The family was involved in a study at Duke in which the pet was also tested and tested positive for the virus on April 1. The pug showed some symptoms but is now recovering well, his owners said.


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