Animals could have become infected from a zoo employee who was an asymptomatic carrier of Covid-19.
In the United States, at the San Diego Zoo, two gorillas have become infected with the coronavirus. This was announced on Monday, January 11, by the zoo administration on the website.
According to the report, On January 6, Members of the Gorilla Troop at the San Diego Zoo Safari noticed two gorillas started coughing and seeing the current situation, they decided to perform the Covid-19 tests on animals and initiated the process to take samples with the help of the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System (CA HFS).
The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) declared the positive results on Monday, January 11.
“Tests for SARS-CoV-2 in gorillas in San Diego Safari Park have shown positive results,” the report said.
The remaining gorillas showed no symptoms of infection.
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It is noted that now animals feel good, they are constantly monitored by specialists.
It is noted that now the animals are doing well, they are constantly monitored by specialists.
The zoo administration suggested that the gorillas could have contracted the coronavirus from a park employee who was an asymptomatic carrier of the infection.
Earlier in the US, COVID-19 was first diagnosed in snow leopards. Three animals showed mild symptoms of the disease: coughing and wheezing.