Croatia: 2 lions infected with Covid at Zagreb zoo

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COVID-19 has been found in the feces and nose swabs of two lions in the Zagreb zoo, which is the first confirmation of this virus in a species in a Croatian zoo, the Agriculture Ministry said on Wednesday.

The two lions were tested after manifesting the clinical signs of the disease and due to their epidemiological link to a person (the lions’ handler) with Covid-19. This was done as part of a programme monitoring SARS-CoV-2 infection in animals and determining their role in the epidemiology of Covid-19 in Croatia, a press release said.

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