8 Asiatic lions test COVID positive in Hyderabad

Eight Asiatic lions testing COVID positive makes it as the first known case of humans infecting felines, turning them sick in India

Eight Asiatic lions at Hyderabad’s Nehru Zoological Park tested positive for COVID-19, perhaps making it the first known case of the human infecting the felines, making them sick in India.

Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology- Laboratory for Conservation of Endangered Species (CCMB-LaCONES) informed the forest authorities that the RT-PCR tests of these big cats were positive.

The CCMB carried out detailed investigation of the samples for genome sequencing to find out if the strain came from human beings or not. The scientist asked officials to take precautions and start medication.

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