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Georgia Aquarium Otters found covid-19 positive!

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In Atlanta, the Otters of the Georgia Aquarium were found to be corona virus affected. The otters are the Asian small-clawed animals. On Sunday, the aquarium officials declared these otters were tested, and it was announced that these animals highlighted the “mild respiratory symptoms”. The symptoms involve sneezing, runny noses, mild lethargy, and coughing.”  The seven creatures are properly kept under observations and are cared for off-exhibit. Although they are oldsters, yet they are getting over it. They are improving and are trying to make a full recovery, the aquarium officials told.

“Our Asian small-clawed otters are under very close monitoring by veterinarians and animal care team members,” Dr. Tonya Clauss, VP of animal and environmental health at Georgia Aquarium, presumed. “We are providing supportive care as needed so they can eat, rest and recover. The otters will continue to be monitored and once they are no longer positive for COVID-19, it will then be determined when they will go back on exhibit. ”

The administration suspected the otters were infected from an asymptomatic staff member. Additionally, they got all their staffs tested that were in touch with them. However, these animals did not made any direct contact with guests. they have been always separated from them by acrylic barriers, the aquarium mentioned. The Georgia Aquarium are tested to be covid-19 positive for the first time. However, this is not the first time an animal has tested positive. In December, three snow leopards were tested positive for Covid-19 at the Louisville Zoo. Also, thousands of Minks were dead at fur farms in Utah. In addition, the Wisconsin after numerous of coronavirus outbreaks. This is to say, a few of the cats and dogs were also found to have covid-19. Thus, the pandemic has the animals and humans as well!

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