USA: Covid-19 vaccine breakthrough case in a tiger

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There’s a headline we never thought we would write.

A partially vaccinated 11-year-old tiger at the Brookfield Zoo has tested positive for COVID-19. The zoo received confirmation of Amur tiger Malena’s positive test this week after she started showing mild respiratory symptoms, including coughing and sneezing, late last week. Those symptoms are consistent with what other zoos have seen in big cats infected with COVID-19, according to a statement from the Chicago Zoological Society. report


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** This post was originally published on October 3, 2021 **