A recent Australian study has found that bath salts can be used to keep cats and kittens alive and well after they are infected with the coronavirus.
The Australian Government has launched a campaign to reduce the spread of coronaviruses around Australia, but the Government says there is no evidence of any benefits from using bath salts as part of the strategy.
“The best thing to do is get the virus under control,” Dr Andrew Hodge, the Minister for Health, said on Tuesday.
“So we are working hard to reduce that.”
Dr Hodge said there was no evidence that bath salt use could increase the risk of catching the virus.
“We are not seeing any evidence of an increased risk of infection after use of bath salts,” he said.
“If you are using them for bath, then they should be washed after use and in some cases, the water should be disinfected before use.”
He said the Government was currently reviewing its policy for use of salt, adding: “We’re looking at a range of strategies.”
However, the study was conducted by researchers from the University of Queensland and the University the Netherlands, who tested a range.
“I would like to be very clear that this is not a vaccine or treatment for the virus,” Dr Hodge told news.com.au.
“It is not going to prevent you from catching the coronovirus.
It’s a very simple test and there is a lot of potential for it to help catch the virus.”
The study also tested the effectiveness of using a mixture of water and salt to help prevent coronavirs from developing.
“There is an argument to be made that if you use bath salt as part a strategy of prevention, then you should be washing your hands after use,” Dr Stephen Whelan, from the Department of Community Health at the University, told newscom.ai.
Dr Whela said it was important to keep in mind that the study only tested the efficacy of using the water and the salt in the same way.
“This is just a simple way of doing it.
If you use both, then the water helps, but you don’t necessarily get the benefit,” Dr Wheli said.
But, Dr Haddin said it did not mean that bath water was better than salt.
“Salt has the same potential as water, but it’s more toxic and it has a shorter shelf life,” he explained.
“In general, if you are washing your water after use, then it should be diluted before use.”
But if you put it in the bath, you have to be careful, you should take a lot out.
“And then you have got to make sure you don and can wash it before it’s in the shower.”
The Government’s campaign has seen it introduced to a new website and the National Pet Food Safety Authority (NPFSA) has launched an online survey to determine public opinion on whether or not the government should introduce salt to the market.
“People are going to want to know what they can do to help the community and we know that people have been asking for this,” Dr Jolyon Smith, the NPFSA’s chief executive, told the ABC.
“What is going to be good news for the public, we are going the right way.”
He added the government was also working with the Australian Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to ensure that the vaccine was approved by the AVMA before being used in Australia.
The Government is also working to make it easier for vets to test and treat patients after they have been vaccinated.
Dr Hoda told newsorg.au that a number of people have already taken the initiative to test their pets.
“Some people have gone online and put their pets through a blood test and have come back positive, so they’ve actually tested positive for the coronvirus,” he added.
“They have come in with the virus and we’ve taken that and given it to them.”
Dr Wolever said that in Australia, the first phase of testing could be completed by September.
“Then we will see what the response is and whether we have enough patients to get through the first stages,” he told news,au.
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