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Posted In: News Updates
4/7/2020 12:30 p.m… The USDA National Veterinary Services Laboratories has confirmed the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in one tiger at a zoo in New York, and it is the first documented case of a tiger infected with COVID-19. Other lions and tigers at the zoo have shown clinical signs of respiratory illness. It is believed that the cats became ill after being exposed to a zoo employee who was actively shedding virus but showing no symptoms. All of the cats are expected to recover, and none of the other animals in the zoo are exhibiting similar clinical signs of COVID-19.
To date, the CDC has not received any reports of pets becoming sick with COVID-19 in the United States. Experts agree there is no evidence at this time to indicate that pets spread COVID-19 to people. There have been a few reports from around the world of animals being infected with Covid-19. In each case, the animal contracted the virus from people they were in contact with. This means our pets are at a greater risk of catching this virus from us, than we are from catching it from our pets.
What this means for pet parents:
We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated on the latest developments.
The Animal Medical Center of Mid-America has veterinarians at two locations that can answer questions about your pet’s health. Call 314-951-1534 or click here to request an appointment online.