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Tiger Tests Positive For Coronavirus In New York by bestpunterever: 10:09am On Apr 06, 2020
A tiger at New York's Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the new coronavirus, in what is believed to be the first known infection in an animal in the United States or a tiger anywhere in the world, federal officials and the zoo said.

The four-year-old Malayan tiger named Nadia was among a group of six other animals to have also fallen ill, the Wildlife Conservation Society, which manages the zoo, said in a statement on Sunday.

She was screened for the COVID-19 disease after developing a dry cough along with three other tigers and three lions, it said, adding that all of the cats are expected to recover.

The test result stunned zoo officials: "I couldn't
believe it," director Jim Breheny said. The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is believed to have spread from animals to humans, and a handful of animals have tested positive in Hong Kong.

But officials believe this is a unique case because Nadia became sick after exposure to an asymptomatic zoo employee, Paul Calle, chief veterinarian at the Bronx Zoo, told Reuters news agency. Calle said they did not know which employee infected the tiger.

"This is the first time that any of us know of
anywhere in the world that a person infected the animal and the animal got sick," Calle said, adding that they planned to share the findings with other zoos and institutions. "Hopefully we will all have a better understanding as a result."

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/04/coronavirus-bronx-zoo-tiger-tests-positive-covid-19-200406053739341.html

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Re: Tiger Tests Positive For Coronavirus In New York by SadiqBabaSani: 11:28am On Apr 06, 2020
The Tiger wont die

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Re: Tiger Tests Positive For Coronavirus In New York by datola: 1:25pm On Apr 06, 2020
They should please spare innocent animals.

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Re: Tiger Tests Positive For Coronavirus In New York by konkonbilo(m): 1:25pm On Apr 06, 2020
angry

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Re: Tiger Tests Positive For Coronavirus In New York by jamesope04(m): 1:25pm On Apr 06, 2020
This is getting really real

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Re: Tiger Tests Positive For Coronavirus In New York by GeneralPula: 1:25pm On Apr 06, 2020
Innocent Tiger..

Dem don go infect ham..

Evil people everywhere sad

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Re: Tiger Tests Positive For Coronavirus In New York by sw: 1:25pm On Apr 06, 2020
cool
Re: Tiger Tests Positive For Coronavirus In New York by apesinola001(m): 1:26pm On Apr 06, 2020
Get well Tiger
May God heal the world

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Re: Tiger Tests Positive For Coronavirus In New York by PureGoldh(m): 1:26pm On Apr 06, 2020
Even snake go soon test positive to CoronaVirus

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Re: Tiger Tests Positive For Coronavirus In New York by thepranksta: 1:26pm On Apr 06, 2020
Oh my! Now we have to worry about animals and pets contracting this. May the Lord help us all! shocked

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Re: Tiger Tests Positive For Coronavirus In New York by GeoAfrikana(m): 1:26pm On Apr 06, 2020
Those of you with pets should take note. Especially those who dogmatically copied their slavemasters' act of kissing dogs.

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Re: Tiger Tests Positive For Coronavirus In New York by yesloaded: 1:26pm On Apr 06, 2020
Poor Tiger
Re: Tiger Tests Positive For Coronavirus In New York by IkpuNneGi(m): 1:26pm On Apr 06, 2020
We are doing our best to stop Covik 1-9

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Re: Tiger Tests Positive For Coronavirus In New York by Kendumazy(m): 1:26pm On Apr 06, 2020
Mheen. The king of the animal kingdom isn't spared. May God heal the world!
Re: Tiger Tests Positive For Coronavirus In New York by StrikeBack(m): 1:26pm On Apr 06, 2020
angry
Re: Tiger Tests Positive For Coronavirus In New York by biggz82: 1:26pm On Apr 06, 2020
Una won carry another tin come now abi

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Re: Tiger Tests Positive For Coronavirus In New York by TheGiftedOne(m): 1:27pm On Apr 06, 2020
shocked





If domestic animals catch this thing enh? We're finished!




cry

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Re: Tiger Tests Positive For Coronavirus In New York by SinisterX(m): 1:27pm On Apr 06, 2020
No test kits but animals are getting tested.
The theory that animals couldn’t get infected has been debunked, after most infected people took care of their animals with such mindset. What’s the aim of this whole issue

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Re: Tiger Tests Positive For Coronavirus In New York by omobabaoffa(m): 1:27pm On Apr 06, 2020
Even Tiger?
shocked shocked

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Re: Tiger Tests Positive For Coronavirus In New York by mondbest(m): 1:27pm On Apr 06, 2020
Even the tiger was shocked at the test result, if this thing is transferred from Human to Animals, then there is a big problem embarassed embarassed embarassed embarassed
Re: Tiger Tests Positive For Coronavirus In New York by Makavelli25: 1:27pm On Apr 06, 2020
It was first animal to humans
Now it is humans to animals
Smh in shame,we are now a threat to nature
God have mercy

Stay home
Stay safe

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Re: Tiger Tests Positive For Coronavirus In New York by SILVERLINES: 1:27pm On Apr 06, 2020
shocked cheesy
I will love to see the doctors who stood their ground to conduct test on this tiger

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Re: Tiger Tests Positive For Coronavirus In New York by allanphash7(m): 1:27pm On Apr 06, 2020
Gather here if you thought it was Tiger wood

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Re: Tiger Tests Positive For Coronavirus In New York by nkwuocha1: 1:27pm On Apr 06, 2020
Jesu mimo! shocked
Re: Tiger Tests Positive For Coronavirus In New York by reyscrub(m): 1:27pm On Apr 06, 2020
Hmmmm
Re: Tiger Tests Positive For Coronavirus In New York by jogsman01(m): 1:27pm On Apr 06, 2020
As per what I heard, cats do have 9 lives. The corona will take one outta it.... lol

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Re: Tiger Tests Positive For Coronavirus In New York by GreatResearcher: 1:28pm On Apr 06, 2020
Mrquadreal:
This one loud o
If woman cartoon man na crime?
Re: Tiger Tests Positive For Coronavirus In New York by Jamiubond009(m): 1:28pm On Apr 06, 2020
dem suppose sanitize their paws ,come wear face mask

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Re: Tiger Tests Positive For Coronavirus In New York by Hofbrauhaus(m): 1:28pm On Apr 06, 2020
How? Somebody sneezed and the tiger touched it's face? There is something we are not getting bout this corona thingy.

How does this shit fvcking spread?

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