A tiger, whose name is Nadia, from the Bronx Zoo appears to be positive for the novel Covid-19 virus. This is the first case of an infected animal in the US.
Nadia’s symptoms included dry cough and she was tested. After the results came it was determined that she is positive for the Coronavirus.
It is possible that the tiger was infected by an employee at the Bronx Zoo. This zoo was closed on March 16th in accordance with the preventive measures due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Even though Nadia’s appetite has been slightly decreased, she is feeling better and it is expected that she will recover fully. The zookeepers are paying close attention to the tiger and are doing everything in their power to make this hard times better for the animal.
As it was reported, none of the other tigers, cheetahs, or leopards are showing symptoms of the virus.
The scientists believe that infected animals cannot transmit the virus to humans. According to the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, “At this time, there is no evidence to suggest that any animals, including pets or livestock, can spread the COVID-19 infection to people.”
Nevertheless, the scientists continue to highlight the importance of the good hygiene among humans and animals. Therefore, they strongly advise keeping the pets clean and tidy in order to prevent any possible spreading of the Coronavirus.