The world’s first tiger infected with the new strain of corona virus
COVID – 10 Wildlife Conservation Association (WCS) has just announced that a female tiger raised in New York Zoo Bronx infected COVID-10.
A four-year-old female tiger named Nadie of the Malayan tiger breeders lives with her sister, Azul, two other Amur tigers, and three African leopards, which began to show a dry cough and were later identified as Covid. -19. Experts believe this female tiger will recover soon.
Meanwhile, another Amur tiger living next to the infected tiger showed no symptoms. In addition, experts examined a Malayan tiger, two Amur tigers, as well as leopards, leopards, cheetahs, cougars (puma) and lynx (serval). The fruit shows that they are all healthy.
Experts believe that the tiger was infected by animal care workers. This person may be infected without showing symptoms or at that time he has no noticeable symptoms.
The organization has taken precautions for all animal care staff and other cats that live in four zoos in the WCS network.
The AP News Agency noted that this was the first case of COVID-19 infection in animals in the United States, and the first case of tigers in the world.
Previously, according to a study by scientists at the Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, cats were susceptible to COVID-19. A representative of the Belgian Anti-crisis Steering Committee on disease prevention in late March also said the country had recorded a new case of transmission of the corona virus from owner to cat. Another case in Hong Kong detected a cat infected with COVID-19, while the owner was also hospitalized for COVID-19.