Minnesota tiger tests positive for Sars-Cov-2

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A tiger at a Pine County wildlife sanctuary tested positive for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, making it the second confirmed captive or domestic animal case in the state.

A Carver County house cat tested positive in June, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health.

“It’s a good reminder that the virus can be transmitted from people to animals,” said Dr. Beth Thompson, state veterinarian. People who test positive with COVID-19 or suspect they have it should avoid contact with pets and other animals to protect them from possible infection, state officials said.




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** This post was originally published on January 27, 2021 **