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Zoo Atlanta Will Vaccinate Gorillas After Some Test Positive For COVID-19

Doctor in protective gloves & workwear holding open test tube and taking out sampling swab for novel Covid-19 test in laboratory.

Zoo Atlanta says it will be vaccinating its gorilla population, after some tested positive for COVID-19.

The zoo says several western lowland gorillas were tested after showing symptoms such as “coughing, nasal discharge, and minor changes in appetite”.

They believe the gorillas were infected by a zoo worker who tested positive for COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated.

The gorillas are currently receiving monoclonal antibody treatments and will soon get a special vaccine made for animals.

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