NYC Tiger Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Wildlife Conservation Society confirms multiple large felines are infected with contagious raspiratory virus and a tiger at a NYC Bronx Zoo has tested positive for COVID-19. He is the first animal in the US to test positive for coronavirus. USDA confirmed the test results. The tiger reportedly got infected through his handler who tested positive for COVID-19.

Bronx Zoo also specified that the coronavirus test used for the tiger was a veterinarian test, not the same tests are used for humans.

All felines developed light cough. CDC said that there is no evidence that animals can spread the virus to humans.

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