Question: Death of a nine-year-old lioness due to corona in the country, is corona spreading from humans to animals


Recently, news came from a zoo in Chennai that a nine-year-old lioness succumbed to the coronavirus. It is believed that this is the first case of the death of an animal due to coronavirus. After the death of the lioness, zoo officials conducted a corona test on a group of elephants to see if any of them had contracted the infection.

The first case of the corona was registered in December 2019 and since then many types of research have been done on it. Early research suggested that this virus is mainly spread through respiratory droplets and close contact, but there are many such examples in the world, which suggest that this infection has spread between humans and animals.

It has been found that corona infection has been found in many animals after coming in contact with infected persons, these include animals such as beavers, dogs, domesticated cats, lions, and cheetahs.

Can humans get corona from animals?

Since the beginning of Corona, it is being said that this virus is spread by bats. However, the US CDC says that there is no strong evidence that the coronavirus has spread from animals to humans. The risk of spreading the coronavirus from animals to humans is considered very low.

Can all animals have corona?

According to the US CDC, so far corona infection has been found in domesticated dogs, cats, zoo lions and cheetahs, gorillas, farm beavers, and other mammals, but we do not yet know whether the coronavirus can spread to all animals. . There have been many such reports from all over the world that corona has been confirmed in animals, but in most of these animals, the corona is spread due to contact with humans.