A Tiger at Bronx Zoo Has Tested Positive | 22 Words

This global panic has completely taken over the world, and the only peace of mind that people have been left with is that their beloved animals cannot contract the virus.

But news has just come in that a tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive.

Keep scrolling to learn more...

The global pandemic continues to hold the world in lockdown.

Since December 2019, the outbreak of the deadly virus has brought our world to a complete standstill.

The world is currently in a mass panic...

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And after it was confirmed that the virus had originated from the sale and consumption of wild animals, thoughts quickly turned towards our own furry friends.

Some of these virus strains are common in certain types of animals...

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But this hasn't stopped the hysteria over our beloved pets catching the virus.

A few months ago, rumors began to spread that cats and dogs could catch the virus...

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And with us humans being as over-protective as we are, people went to extreme lengths to protect their beloved pets.

Some people made makeshift facemasks for their pets...

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And this poor little cat went viral on Twitter after it's anonymous owner did this to the confused feline. Unacceptable, we must say.

But things began to get worse...

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Back in February, reports came in that out of panic of catching the virus, owners in China threw their pets from rooftops.

This came from the false information being spread that cats and dogs could pass on the virus.

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5 cats were thrown to their deaths in Shanghai, and 1 dog was found dead in Tianjin City in the Hebei Province.

Even though all animals carry the risk of spreading infections and viruses...

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It was earlier confirmed by experts that there has been no evidence at all to suggest that any animals, including pets, livestock, or wildlife, might be a source of COVID-19 infection.

It is important to stay healthy, of course...

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So it has been further recommended to wash hands at all times when around pets and other animals, and to take pets for regular check-ups at the vets.

But as the death rate of humans has rapidly risen over the last few months...

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Shocking news has just come in about one of the residents at the Bronx Zoo in New York City.

A tiger housed at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the virus.

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This news comes weeks after the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service released information stressing that animals cannot pass the virus onto humans.

The tiger in question is a Malayan tiger named Nadia...

And the test used to test her was not the same one that tests humans.

It is currently unknown if Nadia was displaying any of the typical symptoms, which include a fever and a cough...

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The diagnosis was confirmed by the USDA's National Veterinary Services Lab, and they confirmed that other animals of theirs that have shown symptoms of late, including 3 other tigers and 4 lions, which have developed a dry cough.

But thankfully...

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The organization said that they feel confident that the big cats will go on to make a full recovery.

Nadia marks the first U.S-based animal case of the virus and the first case in a tiger anywhere in the world.

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There have been rumors that a few dogs in China contracted the virus but there has been no evidence to prove this.

But it seems that Nadia's diagnosis was slightly misleading for some...

And the Bronx Zoo had to issue a Tweet to tell people that they cannot send human samples to their veterinary laboratory.

Make sure to stay posted for further updates...

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