November 27, 2022

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First time: Two hyenas at Denver Zoo were infected with COVID-19

First time: Two hyenas at Denver Zoo were infected with COVID-19



 

First time: Two hyenas at Denver Zoo were infected with COVID-19. 

The first in the world: Two hyenas in the US zoo were infected with COVID-19 and showed runny nose and cough. 


on November 8th. The British “Guardian” reported on the 7th that according to data from the US National Veterinary Services Laboratory, two hyenas at the Denver Zoo in the United States were confirmed to have been infected with the COVID-19 virus, making them the world’s first confirmed cases of hyenas.

 

According to the National Veterinary Services Laboratory, the Denver Zoo first found 11 lions and 2 tigers infected with the COVID-19 virus.  The latest animal sample test showed that the nucleic acid test results of two hyenas were positive, and their ages were 22 and 23 years old. They have mild symptoms, including mild drowsiness, runny nose and occasional cough.

 

The zoo said that hyenas are tough and adaptable animals, and they have a high tolerance for anthrax, rabies and irritability. They have always been healthy and are expected to recover naturally. The garden has promised to continue to strengthen the epidemic prevention of 450 different species and 3000 animals in the garden.

 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said that multiple species have reported confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, most of which occurred in animals that have had close contact with people infected with the virus. Scientists are still studying the situation of animals infected with the virus, but according to available information, the risk of animals transmitting the virus to humans is very low.

 

 

Previous news on Oct 27


11 lions at Denver Zoo have mild symptoms after contracting COVID-19

According to a report on the 27th by the US Chinese website, 11 lions at the Denver Zoo in the United States have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

After staff noticed coughing, sneezing, runny nose and drowsiness in the lions, a statement posted on social media by the zoo confirmed that 11 lions had tested positive.

Zoo animal care staff and veterinarians said the lions were showing mild symptoms, adding that they were still paying close attention.

Brian Oconi, senior vice president of life sciences at the Denver Zoo, said that two tigers in the zoo and other big cats in zoos across the United States have also been infected with the COVID-19.


“Fortunately, most of them have fully recovered. The advantage is that we have an established knowledge base that can be used to help treat our animals,” Oconi said. “We have been dealing with other big cats recently. The zoo that has had the COVID-19 case got in touch to inform us of the care we are providing.”

First time: Two hyenas at Denver Zoo were infected with COVID-19

 

 

 

 

 

First time: Two hyenas at Denver Zoo were infected with COVID-19

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