A Tiger At The Bronx Zoo Tests Positive for COVID-19

A Tiger At The Bronx Zoo Tests Positive for COVID-19

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A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the virus, in what is believed to be the first known infection in an animal in the U.S., officials said. Other tigers and lions at the zoo have also become sick.

The 4-year-old female Malayan tiger tested positive after developing a dry cough and is expected to recover. It was affected by an affected employee who was asymptomatic while caring for her. 

It is recommended that people who are sick should limit contact with animals until further information is known. 

Written by Clarke Jones

Source: WNCT

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