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  • GA: More than a dozen gorillas at Zoo Atlanta diagnosed with COVID-19

    Source: https://www.ajc.com/news/coronavirus...JPZ4VKOCGOVJI/

    More than a dozen gorillas at Zoo Atlanta diagnosed with COVID-19
    By Bo Emerson, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    2 hours ago
    The gorillas are among other primates infected in zoos elsewhere

    Zoo Atlanta is treating 13 western lowland gorillas who have tested positive for COVID-19.

    The gorillas were tested after they demonstrated mild coughing, runny noses and loss of appetite. Atlanta’s animal handlers took fecal samples and nasal and oral swabs from the gorillas and sent the samples to the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at the University of Georgia, which returned a presumptive positive result.

    Atlanta is waiting for confirmation from the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, which also received samples....
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