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Time to euthanize your pets? Tiger at Bronx Zoo gets COVID
04-06-2020, 11:12 PM
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Time to euthanize your pets? Tiger at Bronx Zoo gets COVID
Coronavirus: Tiger at Bronx Zoo tests positive for Covid-19

A four-year-old female Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The tiger, named Nadia, is believed to be the first known case of an animal infected with Covid-19 in the US.

The Bronx Zoo, in New York City, says the test result was confirmed by the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Iowa.

Nadia, along with six other big cats, is thought to have been infected by an asymptomatic zoo keeper.

The cats started showing symptoms, including a dry cough, late last month after exposure to the employee, who has not been identified.

"This is the first time that any of us know of anywhere in the world that a person infected the animal and the animal got sick," Paul Calle, the chief veterinarian at the zoo, told Reuters news agency on Sunday.

There have been isolated instances of pets testing positive for the coronavirus elsewhere in the world, but experts have stressed there is no evidence they can become sick or spread the disease.

Mr Calle said he intends to share the findings with other zoos and institutions researching the transmission of Covid-19.

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"We tested the cat [Nadia] out of an abundance of caution and will ensure any knowledge we gain about Covid-19 will contribute to the world's continuing understanding of this novel coronavirus," the zoo said in a statement.

Nadia, her sister Azul, as well as two Amur tigers and three African lions who showed symptoms, are all expected to make a full recovery, the zoo said.

The big cats did have some decrease in appetite but "are otherwise doing well under veterinary care and are bright, alert, and interactive with their keepers", it said.

The zoo said it is not known how the virus will develop in animals like tigers and lions since various species can react differently to new infections, but all the animals will be closely monitored.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52177586

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04-07-2020, 02:29 AM
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RE: Time to euthanize your pets? Tiger at Bronx Zoo gets COVID
this is to spread the message , you are spreading it to the animals too

humans bad!

Humans are bad, but let's be straight up about it

what we are talking about 3 zoonotic shifts in the last 3 months?

how is this even possible?
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04-12-2020, 01:39 AM
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RE: Time to euthanize your pets? Tiger at Bronx Zoo gets COVID
A week later.

Quote:Seven tigers and lions at the Bronx Zoo in New York developed dry coughs and other symptoms of coronavirus after being exposed to a zookeeper "asymptomatically infected with the virus," according to a press release from the zoo on Sunday.

This follows a report that a Belgian woman with Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, infected her pet cat in early March. But even though the cat had respiratory problems and high levels of the virus in its vomit and feces, researchers aren't yet sure if the cat was sick from Covid-19 or another illness

An unpublished study in China, released without peer review last week, also found domestic house cats can be infected with SARS-CoV-2 if large doses of virus are administered via their nostrils in an experimental setting.
"These researchers squirted the virus down the cats noses in high concentration, which is pretty artificial," Williams said.

The fact that house cats can rarely catch Covid-19 is also not surprising, experts say.

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/04/06/healt...index.html
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04-13-2020, 10:41 AM
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RE: Time to euthanize your pets? Tiger at Bronx Zoo gets COVID
pretty sure the tests were contaminated or they just made it up

most popular show on NFLX = TIGER KING

then a tiger gets COVID

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