For the first time since the outbreak of the global corona epidemic, eight gorillas at a zoo in San Diego, USA, underwent corona testing and were found to be positive for the virus. According to world-famous cases, this is probably the first case among primate family monkeys, monkeys and monkeys After most of the gorillas in the zoo began to show symptoms of the virus, such as fever, cough and fatigue, it was discovered that they were indeed carriers of the global virus. Watch an interview with the CEO of the San Diego Zoo:
Gorillas infected with Corona virus in San Diego (Photo: Reuters)
The park’s director, Lisa Peterson, told Reuters yesterday (Monday) that the gorillas were apparently infected by one of the zoo workers, after the entire staff was also tested and it was found that one of the workers was positive, although it was asymptomatic and made sure to wear a mask and maximum distance Also, the park has been closed to visitors since Friday, December, as part of a San Diego closure designed to curb mass infection.
The test results of the gorillas were finally confirmed by the U.S. Veterinary Services, when the test was done using a stool test. Also, Peterson explained that besides a heavy cough, the gorillas are already almost asymptomatic and stay in isolation when food and water reach them without direct contact. With staff members.
Gorillas share up to 98 percent of their DNA with humans and studies have found that a number of non-human primates are highly susceptible to the virus. It is also not yet known whether gorillas will have an acute reaction to the virus, as time will tell what its impact will be on their lives. The species of gorillas infected in a San Diego park are western lowland gorillas, whose population has declined by more than 60 percent in the past 20 years, due to hunting and disease. Due to the gorillas’ high susceptibility to disease, an entire medical team has been assigned to treat them in case more severe symptoms develop.
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