We thought we were on the verge of defeatCoronavirus diseaseSuddenly, we were all made to kneel when the news broke. Even for animals the virus can’t stop infecting them?, Because in the United States Many gorillas at the zoo were infected with the virus on a large scale..
Atlanta: Several gorillas tested positive to COVID-19
It was at the Atlanta Zoo where the team of Zookeepers witnessed it happen. GorillaThey noticed it a few days back The symptoms of tall primates include a runny nose, coughing, and changes in appetite.. It was therefore decided to test SARS-CoV-2Find out if it is possible Coronavirus diseaseOr other conditions.
The bad news arrived on Friday. freed? Atlanta Zoo reported that many gorillas tested positive for COVID-19.The University of Georgia is the testing institution.
The zoo reported also that they immediately contacted veterinarians in other parks who were suffering from animal infections and thanked them. To prevent gorillas from getting sick, I decided to treat them with monoclonal antibody treatments..
Population GorillaLocal media reported that there are 20 people living in the area, which is divided into four units.13 people will contract COVID-19.The zoo authorities didn’t confirm the data nor did they tell how many people were tested.
Absence of confirmation from another lab
However We are still unable to give the virus victoryAlthough they show positive results, these results can only be considered preliminary. GorillaStill waiting Other samples results Sent to Iowa National Veterinary Services LaboratorySo, there is hope.
Update on the gorilla population. Zoo Atlanta received a presumptive positive result indicating that its western lowland gorilla force is positive for SARS/CoV-2, which causes COVID-19. https://t.co/TugKKupxnV pic.twitter.com/ba5fpZ6MdC
— ZooATL (@ZooATL) September 10, 2021
Jetzt nYou might also be able to figure out how COVID-19 was introduced to Atlanta by gorillas.The initial hypothesis was that the worker had tested positive for the virus by coming in contact with a zookeeper just a few days before. He is currently symptomatic and has been vaccinated. It seems that this is the only cause.
In July 2013, it was announced that different American zoos would begin vaccinating their animalsCoronavirus diseaseHowever, Zoo Atlanta is not included in this list. Although the vaccine arrived relatively quickly, the gorillas have yet to receive their dose.