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COVID-19 PROTOCOLS STILL IN EFFECT-
Brooklyn Veterinary Hospital
150 Hartford Rd
Brooklyn, CT 06234
Phone: (860) 779-0608
WHEN IN DOUBT, PLEASE GIVE US A CALL!
BROOKLYN VETERINARY HOSPITAL IS THERE FOR YOU WHEN YOU NEED US.
PLEASE HELP US STAY HEALTHY AND OPEN DURING THIS CHALLENGING PERIOD OF DEALING WITH COVID-19 IMPACTS.
SARS-CoV-2, a coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19
COVID-19 is a new viral infection that is part of the family of coronaviruses. It is believed to be a recent mutation, possibly from a bat, and now has the ability to invade the human body. Since it is new to our bodies we have no natural immunity. Coronaviruses are a family of virus that infect people, often with cold-like symptoms, or worse, and other species, but most are thought not to be zoonotic, crossing between species unless there is a mutation, which is not common for this virus.
Since the appearance of SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that emerged in the last months of 2019, it has swept around the world in a matter of a few months. Our bodies have no innate resistence since this particular virus is new to us. Unfortuntely, that means that millions, or more, throughout the world will become infected. For most their symptoms will be mild, but for elderly, immunocompromised, or those young or old with other preexisting disease, they may die from the respiratory complications of the disease. For those with mild symptoms they may not even realize they have been infected, BUT they are infectious to others very early on. As there is yet no vaccine, or effective treatment, it is critical that we all do our part to slow down the transmission of the disease. This will keep our health care system being able to help those who require hospitalization from COVID, as well as all those other diseases or accidents that come along and require a hospital intervention to save the person's life.
So far it still appears for those with canine and feline companions that the good news is that there is no concrete evidence that our pets can become infected and transmit COVID-19 to their owners. This is being closedly monitored throughout the world with possibly three cases recognized, but the data is looking promising. We will keep you updated on the latest information as our understanding of this disease increases. We have reliable links below for our clients to follow to read more about the guidelines and disease.
OUR ROLE AS HEALTH PROFESSIONS IS TO HELP YOU CARE OF YOUR PETS NEEDS, WITHOUT ENDANGERING YOU; YOUR FAMILY OR OUR OWN.
WE ARE ASKING OUR CLIENTS TO HELP US BY:
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP! THE STAFF OF BROOKLYN VETERINARY HOSPITAL APPRECIATE YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND COOPERATION!