‘Ramil’ The Unfortunate Snow Leopard has contracted Covid-19!!!

For the situation that has a huge impact on our world right now, it is inevitable that the epidemic of the Covid-19 virus. with new infections added every day and everywhere in the world Currently, there is a vaccine to build immunity against this virus. which may allow us to fight this plague

But it wasn’t just humans that were affected by this plague. It also includes many different animals that have the opportunity to be infected by humans, it is possible

that the “Ramil”, a 9-year-old male snow leopard, was one of them. Which lives in the San Diego Zoo, California (California), United States (USA)

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In late July 2021, caregivers noticed Ramil’s abnormalities. with a runny nose and intermittent coughing, so the stool was tested for COVID-19 To be sure up to 2 times, which the results showed Covid-19 was actually found,

which is why the zoo announced the temporary closure of the show. to check the detailed pattern of the source of infection and bring Chao Ramil to examine the condition and treated later Ramil is also one of the animals that have not been vaccinated.

Previously, he had not shown any symptoms and was still in a cage with a female snow leopard. and two other Amur leopards, so it is assumed that they were also infected.

but because they are caged animals or specific places within the zoo Therefore, it is very likely to be infected by outsiders. Therefore, it is not known exactly why they are infected

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Initially, the COVID-19 vaccination Animal sanitation has just begun after eight gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park were found to have tested positive for COVID-19. from a caregiver who did not show symptoms earlier this year But now all have recovered

 

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That’s the beginning to urgently vaccinate the animals. by requesting specific animal vaccines is an emergency In order to inoculate the animals most likely to be infected, such as primates, including wild cats,

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This is also an experimental vaccination on animals only in zoos. And Ramil hasn’t been vaccinated yet. Although all employees wear masks at all times. But the zoo doesn’t force all staff to vaccinate anyway.

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And vaccination in at-risk animals continues. to reduce their chances of infecting them And they are able to live a normal next

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Ref: Sandiegouniontribune, Nbcsandiego, Thairath, the Wikipedia
Pic I: Sandiegozoo, Undercovertourist, Reuters,, ElenaMavros, the Wikimedia, the Pinterest.

 

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