A stock tiger female about 4 in New York Zoo has been infected with the virus – and 6 other tigers and lions have also been infected. Thus, “Nadia” became the world’s first diagnosed patient in Coronavirus. The zoo estimates that the animals are infected from a worker on the spot, and are quick to reassure: “Everyone is likely to recover”
4-year-old Nadia from the Bronx Zoo, a Tigris Malay species, was diagnosed with Coronavirus on Sunday – becoming the first case of an animal infected with the U.S. virus – as well as the world’s first tiger. Following its positive test, another 6 animals were found – 3 tigers and 3 lions at the zoo are believed to have been infected by a worker on the scene, and everyone is expecting a speedy recovery.
Nadia, her sister Asul, 2 more tigers and 3 African lions have developed a dry cough – all of them are animals at the zoo, and are believed to have been infected by an on-site worker. The tiger began to show symptoms of the disease on March 27, and the zoo, which is closed to visitors as of March 16 – is quick to reassure: “All animals are likely to recover.”
“We have been testing the tigress with some caution. The goal is to contribute to the ongoing global study of the Corona virus,” said Dr. Paul Cal, the veterinarian’s chief veterinarian. “B.
“At this time, there is no evidence that animals can infect humans with the virus, or they can be the focus of an outbreak in the United States,” explained Dr. Jane Rooney, a veterinarian.
However, in recent months there have been reports of a limited number of pets outside the United States infected with the coronavirus after coming into contact with humans – including a dog in Hong Kong. Following contact with them.