At least 1 Bronx Zoo tiger tests positive for coronavirus, but the whole streak may be sick too
The USDA has advised that anyone sick with coronavirus maintains minimal contact with animals, including pets until more information is known on the transmission of the virus.
Although there are currently no other cases of animals contracting the disease in the U.S., other countries, including China, have reported cases in which dogs and cats have become infected after contact with pet owners or caretakers sick with the coronavirus. While pets, including dogs and cats, can acquire the virus from human beings, they cannot pass it on to them, health authorities found. “There doesn’t appear to be, at this time, any evidence that suggests that the animals can spread the virus to people or that they can be a source of the infection in the United States,” Dr. Jane Rooney, a veterinarian and USDA official, said according to the AP. While other animals have been tested in the U.S. only Nadia’s results came back positive, Rooney said.
According to the AP, the results came as a shock to zoo officials, who now hope the knowledge of this test result will provide more information on how different species react to COVID-19 and serve as a resource for people on how the disease is transmitted.
First they said that this virus could not be transmitted from people to animals, until now.. How much do these supposed ‘experts’ actually know about the virus? It looks like they know NOTHING!