Can a pet dog be a carrier of chickenpox after contact with a person who has currently suffered chickenpox?


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From Chickenpox:

Other animals

Humans are the only known animal that the disease affects naturally. However, chickenpox has been caused in other primates, including chimpanzees and gorillas.

The varicella zoster virus cannot infect dogs.


No,dogs cannot get chicken pox. you must first know what an anthroponotic disease is. It means that it is a contagious disease wherein a pathogen found in humans is transmitted to animal species. Once a pathogen transfers to animals, at times it may result to the same disease found in humans with a few significant differences in presentation. Chicken pox not being an anthroponotic disease means that it is not transmissible to your pets.

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