Tiger Tests Positive For Coronavirus!

A tiger in a zoo has been found to have been infected with coronavirus.

This brings up the specter that animals can be carriers or that they can catch the disease.

Best advice:

When possible, have another member of your household care for your animals while you are sick. If you are sick with COVID-19, avoid contact with your pet, including petting, snuggling, being kissed or licked, and sharing food. If you must care for your pet or be around animals while you are sick, wash your hands before and after you interact with pets and wear a facemask.

I would go so far as to say, “Might be a good idea to have your pets tested for the disease before interacting with them. Nobody that I have ever read about has claimed or disclaimed whether or not a human can catch this disease from an animal but there are plenty of other diseases that humans can catch from animals (especially from kissing the animals) — so I would say “Be safe rather than sorry.”

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