Anna Arenal, a large zoo in South India, announced that a 9-year-old lioness named Nila died after being infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. His other eight members tested positive; they were all closely monitored by the veterinarian.
In a India zoo A kind Leonesa She passed away after infection Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. That woman is called Nila, Who tested positive with eight other people Leoni His group consists of 11 specimens in total.The veterinarian thinks this isinfection (May be related to potential comorbilità) Kill Cats, Still Asymptomatic Until the day before her death, her nose began to lose fluid e coughThe lioness died in the Anna Arianna Zoo, a 602-hectare large zoo in Wandalure (Chennai) in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
It all started on May 26, when the five lions in the Neela flock began to behave abnormally, showing a cough and loss of appetite.The zoo staff picked it up biomaterials From each animal, molecular investigations have proved positive for almost the entire herd. According to the zoo, the unfortunate Nila died at 6:15 pm on Thursday, June 3rd.All other specimens affected by the infection are under close observation and follow treatment Symptomatic treatment prescribed by a veterinarian. In addition to zoo staff, scientists from Tamil Nadu University of Veterinary and Animal Science (TANUVAS) also participated in the monitoring of big cats. It is not clear which SARS-CoV-2 variant caused the death.
In a statement from the zoo Quote from The News Minute, an Indian online newspaper According to reports, all members of the zoo have had contact with these animals-no matter it is me veterinary That one custodian -Vaccinated Coronavirus disease (Infection caused by the coronavirus), so it is not clear how the lion was infected.This is especially true if you remember that the zoo has been closed for a whilePandemic emergencyThe lion may have been infected by an asymptomatic person who has been vaccinated; as we all know, besides, I Coronavirus disease vaccine They are more effective in preventing symptomatic infections, hospitalizations and deaths than preventing infections themselves.Should also remember that I CatsAnd me Mustelidi like Ferrets electronic Visoni, Especially vulnerable to infection, far more than puppy. A recent Italian study coordinated by the University of Turin determined that the Tampon In an Italian study of livestock samples, 20% of patients tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 Cat 3.2% of dogs were tested. There is no proof that our four-legged friends can infect us.
Earlier, other lions, tigers and leopards were found to be infected in various parks and zoos. According to veterinarians, in a zoo in Sweden, a 17-year-old female was euthanized because she was not immune to infection. Lions can only live in the wild for more than 10 years, while in captivity they can reach 20 years. Therefore, if Neela is not infected with COVID-19, her life (captive) is still very long. I hope all the other members in his backpack can recover as soon as possible.