Several lions and a tigress have contracted the coronavirus at the Boros Zoo in western Sweden, SVT reports.
It is noted that this case of coronavirus in felines was the first in the country. The analysis of the material taken from the animals was sent to a German laboratory.
It is reported that the 17-year-old tigress Nastasya, having become ill, began to quickly lose her appetite, her condition worsened, and as a result she had to be euthanized. Affected lions have mild symptoms. Their aviary is isolated.
According to doctors, the animals could have been infected from the zoo staff. Many of them showed symptoms of COVID-19, and three were confirmed to have the virus.
State epizootologist Karl Stoll, in turn, said that today there has not been a single case of transmission of coronavirus from cat to person in the world.
A few days ago, the coronavirus was discovered on a mink farm in the Spanish province of A Coruña.
Previously, WHO reported the detection of infection in minks in six countries: Denmark, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Italy and the United States. Also, animals died from coronavirus on a farm in Lithuania.