Serhat TUNAR -TDO- A new type of coronavirus (Covid-19) has been identified in a tiger named Nadia that lives at the Bronx Zoo in New York.
United States Wildlife Conservation Society's written statement on the issue, 4-year-old Malaysian Tiger Nadia on the symptoms of the test on the positive covid-19 said.
The statement said 3 other tigers and 3 Lions found in the same place as the tiger also had some symptoms of the virus, but all the animals were in good condition. The statement also said Nadia may have been infected with the virus from a zoo employee who showed no signs of coronavirus.
According to American media, no cases of Covid-19 have been reported in any animal before so far in the United States.
Other than the first case in China's Vuhan region, there is no scientific finding that animals play any role in the spread of the virus among humans, according to the United States Center for Disease protection and Prevention (CDC).
Coronavirus had previously been detected in a domestic cat in Belgium and in a domestic dog in Hong Kong. But to this day, there has been no evidence of Covid-19 passing from pets to humans.