Gorilla Coronavirus: At least 13 gorillas have been found infected with the corona virus in a zoo in America. Their treatment is going on. Xu says that after recovering, they will be vaccinated.
Zoo’s Gorillas Get Corona Infected (Coronavirus Cases in Gorillas) – Symbolic Picture
Gorillas Tested Covid Positive: At least 13 gorillas have been found infected with the corona virus in America’s Atlanta Zoo. The officials have given information about this. Xu has issued an official statement saying that symptoms such as cough, runny nose and changes in appetite were seen in the gorillas (Coronavirus Symptoms). After showing symptoms, their samples were taken and then sent to the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Lab for examination. Officials said that samples of all the gorillas of the zoo were taken and regular check-ups are also done regularly if they show symptoms.
Dr Sam Rivera, senior director of animal health at the Atlanta Zoo, said he believes the gorillas got the corona from coming in contact with an employee. Who got infected with the virus despite getting the vaccine. He did not show symptoms and was working wearing a PPE kit (Covid Vaccine For Animals). In the matter, the spokesperson of Zoo said that it is not mandatory for the employees here to get the vaccine. But still a large number of employees have got the vaccine against COVID-19. Apart from this, all preventive measures regarding COVID are also adopted in the area.
60 year old gorilla also infected
Officials say that when these gorillas recover from corona, then they should be given zoitis vaccine. Which has been developed to protect animals from corona virus. So far some animals have been vaccinated, including Bornean and Sumatran orangutans, Sumatran tigers, African lions and leopards. The infected also include a 60-year-old gorilla with mild symptoms (Coronavirus in Gorilla). Many of these conditions are in danger of becoming serious, so they are being treated by giving them monoclonal antibodies.
getting better treatment
Dr Rivera says, ‘All the teams are closely monitoring the infected gorillas and it is hoped that they will make a full recovery. They are being given better treatment and are being fully looked after (Covid-19 Cases in Zoo). We are also ready to provide additional care if required.
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