Lions and tigers at DC's National Zoo test presumptive positive for Covid-19

Animal keepers at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, DC, 큰 고양이가 Covid-19에 대해 양성으로 추정되는 테스트를 받은 후 사자와 호랑이를 면밀히 주시하고 있습니다..

Six African lions, a Sumatran tiger and two Amur tigers are being treated with anti-inflammatories and anti-nausea medication to help with their discomfort and loss of appetite, the zoo announced in a news release. They’re also getting antibiotics to treat presumptive secondary bacterial pneumonia.
      Several of the lions and tigers displayed symptoms last weekend, including decreased appetites, coughing, sneezing and lethargy, 릴리스 말했다.
        Fecal samples from the lions and tigers were tested and came back with presumptive positive results. Final results are expected in the next few days, the zoo said.
          The zoo will remain open and the lions and tigers will be able to go outside in their outdoor habitats.
          Given the substantial distance between the animals and visitors, the public is not at risk,” 성명은 말했다.
          The zoo said no other animals have shown signs of infection.
          The Zoo has conducted a thorough investigation of all staff that were in close proximity to the lions and tigers. There is no evidence to pinpoint the source of the infection,” 성명은 말했다. “While it is possible the infection was transmitted by an asymptomatic carrier, it has been standard practice for all animal care staff and essential staff to mask indoors in all public and non-public areas.
          Sumatran tigers are listed as critically endangered, with a population of less than 400, according to the World Wildlife Fund. Amur tigers are classified as endangered African lions are vulnerableIUCN Red list.
          지난주, a group of lowland gorillas at Zoo Atlanta tested positive for Covid-19, according to zoo officials. Only two of the 20 gorillas are still symptomatic, the zoo said in a statement Friday.
            The US Department of Agriculture has authorized a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for zoo animals, and the National Zoo said it would administer it to susceptible animals once it becomes available.
            Zoo Atlanta says it has vaccinated its orangutans, lions, tigers, and clouded leopard.

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