Gorillas first diagnosed with coronavirus

The zoo in the American city of San Diego has reported the world’s first case of gorilla infection with the coronavirus.

“Members of a group of gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. On Wednesday, January 6, two gorillas began coughing … on Monday, January 11, the National Veterinary Service laboratories of the US Department of Agriculture confirmed the positive test results, “- said in a message on the site of the safari park.

Presumably, the animals could have contracted the coronavirus from an asymptomatic sick park employee.

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