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The University of Pretoria has confirmed that three lions and two tigers in Pretoria were infected with Covid-19 from their bodyguards late last year.


These stories have raised fears that if animals were able to catch the virus in humans, it would mean that humans could become infected with a new and dangerous species from animals.


University scientists have found that animals infected with the coronavirus are more likely to be infected by their patrons.


Studies have shown that "animal infections with human Covid-19 infection put large cats at risk".


The study was started when three lions from an undisclosed zoo had difficulty breathing, dry cough and runny nose late last year.


One of the lions developed pneumonia while the other two recovered, suffering from only minor symptoms.


When it appears that animals are experiencing the same complications as humans infected with Covid-19 animals have been tested for the virus.


The fears of the keepers of these animals were confirmed when the results came back saying the animals were infected.


Twelve park rangers who were once close to the animals were tested for Covid-19. The results of the five workers came back negative.


"These data suggest that SARS-CoV-2 was circulating among workers when lions became ill, and suggests that those who came in direct contact with animals may be responsible for transmitting the disease to animals," said Marietjie Venter, a zoonotic expert. virology university.


Another study found that lions were infected with the Delta Covid-19 virus.


Pumpkins became ill by 2020, before the lions developed symptoms of Covid-19. The lungs show symptoms of anorexia, diarrhea and runny nose that are found to be infected with the coronavirus.


The two Puma were then treated and fully recovered after three weeks.


The study concludes that puma is likely to be transmitted by wildlife rangers.


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