The part missing from this news article is how exactly the virus “transmits” (in quotes for a reason as I do not consider this plausible) from the dog to the human - by face licking perhaps, or something else more sinister that realistically involves consumption of the dog ?? Either way, this is completely irresponsible as dog owners are now likely to start discarding or even killing their pets because of this fake news.
The below extract from the article should be enough to refute this claim completely
But Professor James Wood, head of the department of Veterinary Medicine and researcher in infection dynamics at the University of Cambridge, was not convinced.
He said: "There is far too much inference and far too little direct data. I do not see anything in this paper to support this supposition and am concerned that this paper has been published in this journal.
“I do not believe that any dog owners should be concerned as a result of this work.”