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Tiger at NYC's Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus 😟

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FSMLion 6 Apr 5
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I can't find the right emoticon to 'like' this with, but this makes me sad =(

synergy Level 6 Apr 5, 2020

Ditto

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I hope my 2 Tigers don’t get it!

FSMLion Level 6 Apr 5, 2020
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I overheard two people saying dogs and cats can carry, but not get it. Guess they can get it.

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And here they've been telling us , we coudn't catch it from our pets . If the tigers can get tested , why not humans ?

Cast1es Level 8 Apr 5, 2020

It is important to know if animals catch it from humans. There was an asymptomatic caretaker. Presumably the animals got it from him. Now they need to figure out if the animals can transmit to humans.

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Why does the tiger get tested and not people?

I'm really pondering that one? Thinking they may have someone on staff who can look at a sample and figure it out?

Right now, if anyone notices a respiratory illness spreading amongst a group of animals (several there have a dry cough) it is important for us to test to know for sure if human-animal transmission is occurring. If you are an animal lover, cross your fingers that they aren't able to prove that these animals can pass it back to humans.

Edit: if, for instance, someone reported a group of rats with a respiratory illness, you can bet your booty they'd waste a bit of testing capacity on figuring out if that was SARS2 related...

Showing symptoms, yet a widely-reported "it can't be passed from animals to humans/humans to animals" MYTH worldwide. This would be very important to confirm/ disprove, no?

It is important to know if animals catch it from humans. There was an asymptomatic caretaker. Presumable the animals got it from him. Now they need to figure out if the animals can transmit to humans.

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Wow, first I’ve heard of an animal getting it. Hope he will be okay!

RetaLBT Level 4 Apr 6, 2020
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