SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19,
United States of America
Information received on 17/04/2020 from Dr Mark Davidson, Associate Administrator, USDA-APHIS, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, United States of America
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 1
Date of start of the event 27/03/2020
Date of confirmation of the event 04/04/2020
Report date 17/04/2020
Date submitted to OIE 17/04/2020
Reason for notification Emerging disease
Morbidity 2 (scale 0 to 5)
Mortality 0 (scale 0 to 5)
Zoonotic impact Zoonotic potential currently unknown
Causal agent SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19
Related reports Immediate notification (06/04/2020)
Follow-up report No. 1 (17/04/2020)
Follow-up report No. 2 (22/04/2020)
Follow-up report No. 3 (29/04/2020)
Follow-up report No. 4 (02/06/2020)
Follow-up report No. 5 (03/06/2020)
Follow-up report No. 6 (10/06/2020)
Follow-up report No. 7 (25/06/2020)
Follow-up report No. 8 (02/07/2020)
Follow-up report No. 9 (09/07/2020)
Follow-up report No. 10 (17/07/2020)
Follow-up report No. 11 (23/07/2020)
Follow-up report No. 12 (30/07/2020)
Follow-up report No. 13 (05/08/2020)
Follow-up report No. 14 (13/08/2020)
Follow-up report No. 15 (20/08/2020)
Follow-up report No. 16 (27/08/2020)
Follow-up report No. 17 (02/09/2020)
Follow-up report No. 18 (10/09/2020)
Follow-up report No. 19 (24/09/2020)
Follow-up report No. 20 (02/10/2020)
Follow-up report No. 21 (09/10/2020)
Follow-up report No. 22 (16/10/2020)
Follow-up report No. 23 (30/10/2020)
Follow-up report No. 24 (06/11/2020)
Follow-up report No. 25 (16/11/2020)
Outbreaks There are no new outbreaks in this report
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Suspected human transmission
Epidemiological comments 17 Apr 2020 Update--One of the three previously reported exposed lions at a zoo was confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 on 15 Apr 2020. This follows the initial report of a tiger confirmed on 4 Apr 2020. It is likely that the infection was transmitted by an infected human. Clinical signs previously noted in the lions and tigers included dry cough and some wheezing. All of the animals who exhibited clinical signs are progressively improving. There are no other suspected cases of SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 in any animals from the zoo at this time.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Quarantine
  • Disinfection
  • Vaccination permitted (if a vaccine exists)
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
National Veterinary Services Laboratories (National laboratory) Lion gene sequencing 15/04/2020 Positive
National Veterinary Services Laboratories (National laboratory) Lion real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 15/04/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.