A Tiger In Bronx Zoo New York Tests Positive To Coronavirus, Raising Question About Human-to-animal Transmission

Bhavna Acharya |Apr 06, 2020

Apart from being the second animal case contracting the novel virus, Nadia the 4-year-old tiger in Bronx Zoo New York is also the first of her kind testing positive to COVID-19. 

After showing some certain symptoms of cough, Nadia, a 4-year-old female tiger at Bronx Zoo in New York was tested positive to Coronavirus. Apart from being the second animal case contracting the novel virus, Nadia is also the first of her kind testing positive to COVID-19. 

Corona Tiger Bronx Zoo
A tiger in Bronx Zoo New York became the first of her kind to commit coronavirus 

According to the zoo authority, apart from Nadia, 5 other lions and tigers also show similar respiratory symptoms. Despite having a decrease in appetite, they still look interactive and alert. At the moment, all of them are put under strict monitoring by zookeepers and veterans until fully recover. 

Earlier, one of the zoo employees, who took care of the cats tested positive to coronavirus leaving the whole zoo closed starting from March 16. Meanwhile, the US has become the new epicenter of the global epidemic of more than 337,309 confirmed cases by Monday, April 6, outdoing Spain and Italy with 131,646 and 121,948 cases respectively.

Cat And Dog Corona
Can coronavirus transmit from humans to animals and pets?

The human-to-animal covid19 cases are rare

In fact, people who are contracted with the novel virus are recommended to isolate themselves from not only humans but also animals including pets. The first animal case recorded was a cat in Belgium which was infected by his owner. However, the Scientific Committee of Belgian confirmed that the possibility of human-to-animal transmission is insignificant. 

It was reaffirmed by the American Veterinary Medical Association as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, they also added that you should find someone to take care of your pet when you’re sick. Otherwise, make sure that you clean your hand before and after contracting them.

>>> Read more on Starbiz:

Covid-19 in india

0 Cases
0 Deaths
0 Recovered
0 Cases
0 Deaths
0 Recovered
  • State
  • Cases
  • Deaths
  • Recovered
  • Country
  • Cases
  • Deaths
  • Recovered

Comments

Sort by Newest | Popular

Next Story

Read more

Bollywood Actresses Who Drink Alcohol In Real Life | How Gorgeous Divas Damage Their Image

Bollywoods News |Jan 19, 2021, 16:30

Bollywood Actresses Who Drink Alcohol In Real Life | How Gorgeous Divas Damage Their Image

Whether your favorite Bollywood actresses are alcohol drinkers in real life, check out the list!

Katrina Kaif Burns Eyes With Her Red Hot Photoshoot For Peacock Magazine

Hot Photos |Jan 19, 2021, 16:32

Katrina Kaif Burns Eyes With Her Red Hot Photoshoot For Peacock Magazine

The new look of actress Katrina Kaif on Peacock Magazine is the hot avatar you may want to embrace. She was in the Maldives for this photoshoot.

Pack Your Luggage & Migrate To These Snakeless Countries To Live Worry Free!

Trending Worldwide |Jan 18, 2021, 13:16

Pack Your Luggage & Migrate To These Snakeless Countries To Live Worry Free!

It sounds unreal but the fact is these countries are completely absent of native snakes. It’s understandable why some of them are among happiest nations in the world.

Tandav Web Series Download | When A High-Profile Director Partners Up With “Sacred Games” Badass

Movies |Jan 18, 2021, 14:11

Tandav Web Series Download | When A High-Profile Director Partners Up With “Sacred Games” Badass

Helmed by high-profile director Ali Abbas Zafar, Tandav centers on a sensitive topic, politics. Watch, Download the hot series right now!

Why Bridgerton Series Netflix Becomes A Phenomenon? Is It Just Because Of The 18+ Element?

Hollywood Life |Jan 20, 2021, 7:40

Why Bridgerton Series Netflix Becomes A Phenomenon? Is It Just Because Of The 18+ Element?

Here are the top reasons why you should watch the show immediately.

Jungkook Tattoos On His Arm First Time Exposed Fully To The Camera

Music |Jan 20, 2021, 9:48

Jungkook Tattoos On His Arm First Time Exposed Fully To The Camera

During Run BTS cookery program when Jungkook rolled up his sleeve to do some tasks, his tattoos have been fully exposed. Fans are excited seeing the images.