Senin, 06 Apr 2020 09:03 WIB

Harimau di Kebun Binatang AS Positif Terinfeksi Virus Corona

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Seekor harimau betina berumur empat tahun di Kebun Binatang Bronx, New York, Amerika Serikat (AS) dinyatakan positif terinfeksi virus corona COVID-19. Beberapa harimau lain juga mengalami gejala sakit seperti batuk kering.

Dikutip dari BBC, diduga harimau itu tertular virus corona dari salah seorang petugas kebun binatang.

"Kami melakukan pengujian pada harimau itu dengan sangat hati-hati dan setiap pengetahuan yang kami peroleh tentang COVID-19 di sini akan dikontribusikan untuk pengetahuan dunia demi kelanjutan penelitian virus corona ini," jelas perwakilan Kebun Binatang Bronx, Minggu (5/4/2020).

"Harimau kami tertular dari orang yang merawat mereka pada saat orang itu tidak memiliki gejala virus corona atau sebelum gejalanya muncul," lanjutnya.

Pihak kebun binatang pun tidak mengetahui bagaimana cara virus corona bisa berkembang pada hewan seperti harimau, singa dan berbagai spesies lain yang mungkin bisa bereaksi terhadap penyakit itu. Karena itu mereka akan mengawasi semua hewan di kebun binatang dengan ketat agar hal ini tak terjadi lagi.



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