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Human to animal transmission of coronavirus reported

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  • April 7, 2020
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Human to animal transmission of coronavirus reported

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Health; GS-III – Conservation 

In News:

  • A Malayan tiger at New York’s Bronx Zoo has been infected with the COVID 19. 

Key takeaways:

  • Four-year-old Nadia is believed to have caught the virus from a zoo employee, who had not shown symptoms.
  • Till now, humans have been infecting humans.
  • It is theoretically possible for the virus to mutate again to survive in certain species after being transmitted by humans. 

Important value additions: 

Malayan tiger

  • The Malayan tiger is a Panthera tigris tigris population in Peninsular Malaysia. 
  • This population inhabits the southern and central parts of the Malay Peninsula
  • It has been classified as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List in 2015. 
Daily Current Affairs IAS | UPSC Prelims and Mains Exam – 7th April 2020

Daily Current Affairs IAS | UPSC Prelims and Mains Exam – 7th April 2020

Image source : https://www.tigers-world.com/malayan-tiger/ 

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