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S. Africa Covid-19 Infected Lions Prompt Variant Alert

  • Lions, pumas were infected by handlers at a private zoo
  • Animals got sicker than largely asymptomatic zoo staff
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Lions and pumas at a private zoo in South Africa got severe Covid-19 from asymptomatic zoo handlers, raising concerns that new variants could emerge from animal reservoirs of the disease, studies carried out by a local university showed.