First COVID-19 Cases in Great Apes Seen In San Diego Gorillas

The moment that has been feared since the epidemic began is now happening, as gorillas on the west side of the San Diego Safari Park have tested positive for the Saras-Cowi-2. So far it seems relatively unpredictable by gorilla viruses, but the declaration confirms that critically endangered species are contagious to the virus and have increased fears for their protection in the wild.

On January 6, staff at the safari park noticed that two of their eight gorillas were coughing. They sent fun samples to the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory system that showed the presence of the virus, by which time a third gorilla was showing signs. Follow-up tests by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Veterinary Service Laboratories confirmed the infection on Monday.

The park’s executive director Lisa Peterson said in a statement, “The gorillas are doing well, with the exception of a few crowds and coughs.” “The troops are together and eating and drinking. We are hopeful for complete recovery. ”

Strong bonding to soldiers means that the risk of infecting others with the virus is very high. However, these same bonds mean that any separation will affect their mental health even temporarily.  Because of the high chance that an infected animal would be included in the wrong side of any attempt to divide the sick and the well, park staff opted to keep the gorillas together. Soldiers include Joan and her mother Imani, including unusually for Gorilla, Joan was born in 2014 through a C-section in Park, after threats to her health due to labor complications.

The park is advising physicians who have treated people with COVID-19 to prepare for action if a guerrilla condition worsens. The park was closed to the public in early December and gorillas are thought to have caught the virus as an incomplete patient. Masks and other PPEs were needed to work around all the animals at risk of becoming susceptible, but the virus often finds a way because we have learned our cost.

Peterson said, “For almost a year now, our team members have been working tirelessly to protect each other and our wildlife from this highly contagious virus.”

The announcement raised fears that wild gorillas could be infected. On the other hand, by mitigating mild reactions, the virus can cause immediate death for our close relatives. The severity of the disease is widely seen by the species, with large cats being infected at the Bronx Zoo in April, while Min is widely relied on for fear of spreading in altered form. However, it is important to be sure that the confident gorillas will survive without being exposed.

As the virus from bats reached humans, possibly (but probably not) the pangolin became infected, there was a fear from the beginning that it could spread from humans to endangered species. In most cases there were our close relatives, great men, who usually suffer from the same disease as us.  Extensive efforts have been made to keep the wild population free from diseases even if the income of those who support the fund-raising program is stopped and spent.