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Do animals get or spread COVID-19?

A tiger at the Bronx Zoo tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans).  It is believed that an asymptomatic zoo employee transmitted the infection.  This is the first case of its kind and is being closely monitored.  The USDA has stated that there is no evidence to suggest that any animals, including pets or livestock, can spread COVID-19 infection to people. Other questions about animal/human transmission and testing are answered in this FAQ from the USDA.

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