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A recent study conducted from the University of Granada claims that walking your dog increases your chances of contracting COVID-19.

Dog owners who walk their pooches are 78% more likely to come down with COVID-19. The researchers studied the behavior of 2,086 people in Spain. 41% of those surveyed were middle-aged between 40 – 54 years of age.

Although, the study revealed that contraction rates are higher among dog owners there’s no current indication that dog-to-human transmission is possible.

However, the study does detail that those owners were at higher risk as the dogs touched contaminated surfaces.

The study performed by the University of Granada also revealed that accepting supermarket deliveries at home also increased the risk by 94 percent and was found to be more dangerous than actually going to the shop.

As for working from the office, the risk increased to 76% percent.

This article was written by Melvin Vigo~ Melvin Vigo is Beasley Media Group's Fort Myers Digital Program Director. He's a sucker for ice cream and a good Netflix show. When he's not working, he's probably napping, watching endless Tik Tok videos or at the dog beach. Because why not? You can connect with Melvin on Instagram @mr.hernanlugo