宠物猫会是冠状病毒的传染源吗?



纽约一个动物园的马来亚老虎确诊了冠状病毒, 除了两只老虎, 7只大猫, 2只Amur老虎, 和3只非洲狮子也有了类似的症状。 所幸的是, 鸡,鸭,狗等动物还没有查到阳性的。


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This four-year-old, Nadia, started coughing and tearing A month ago. She started wheezing and ignoring meals.

Her sisters showed similar symptoms. After being tranquilized, Nadia was able to be tested for COVID-19 virus. Her sister, Azul, with similar symptoms was not tested because of the risk of tranquilization. Nadia is a Malayan tiger living in the Bronx zoo!

Seven of the zoo’s big cats appeared ill, two Amur tigers and three African lions in addition to Nadia and Azul. They neglected their meals. They wheezed. And they worried their keepers. Nadia is the first confirmed case of a wild or domesticated cat to come down with the disease.

The zoo presumes that Nadia caught this infection from an asymptomatic human. None of the staff who deals with her has tested positive. of course, no one can know what kind of contacts or how close she has come to the many visitors to the zoo.

Scientists still don’t know what animal the novel coronavirus occupied before it made the jump into its first human victim in Wuhan, China. The “reservoir” population, where the virus is endemic, is almost certainly some kind of bat. Scientists have identified more than 200 coronaviruses in more than 1,000 bat species. Wet markets are where a wide variety of live animals are sold and consumed, and some in Wuhan consider bats a delicacy (武汉居民否定这个说法)。 Genetic analyses suggest the coronavirus, officially SARS-CoV-2, is most genetically similar to a germ found in an endangered, scaly anteater called a pangolin. Some scientists have theorized pangolins traded on the illegal wildlife market were an intermediate host that allowed the virus to infect humans.

What other animals can get infected? Scientists also studied ferrets, dogs, pigs, chickens and ducks. Of those, only ferrets were susceptible to the disease.

Does Tabby have to be kept inside? Should we be afraid of pet cats?



发布人:倪[医生]
发布日期:2020-05-24 07:28:35