Belgium: Two hippos test positive for Sars-Cov-2 in Antwerp Zoo

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Two hippos have tested positive for Covid-19 at Antwerp zoo, according to a press release.

“Both animals, Imani and Hermien, apart from a runny nose, show no other symptoms and are doing well,” the ZOO says. “The animals are in isolation and the keepers are taking even stricter safety measures.”

The cause of the infection is not known. ZOO Antwerp says none of the keepers have recently contracted the disease, nor have any staff members shown any symptoms. report


** A list of all animals infected with Sars-Cov-2 that we have reported on over the last two years can be found here under our “Animals” category





Image by Kiều Trường from Pixabay

** This post was originally published on December 5, 2021 **