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Hippos with runny noses test optimistic for COVID-19 at Belgian zoo | Information | DW

Two hippos at Antwerp Zoo have examined favourable for the coronavirus, Belgian media documented on Friday.

When stressing that Hermien’s and Imani’s lives do not look to be in danger, veterinarian Francis Vercammen mentioned they have been “expelling snot” which prompted the animal medic to probe further more.

The mom, 41, and daughter, 14, have analyzed favourable for COVID amid rising human situations in Belgium and Europe in current weeks.

Antwerp Zoo tested its animals last yr and found no favourable conditions.

Cats and monkeys get COVID

The bacterial infections at Antwerp Zoo are not the 1st time that zoo animals have analyzed favourable all through the pandemic, but most cases are believed to have been among cats and monkeys.

Antwerp Zoo is now closed to the public, and Hermien and Imani have been put in an isolated social bubble.

The variety of bacterial infections in Belgium is rising as winter season usually takes hold. Cases of the new omicron variant have also been detected amid citizens.

AFP contributed to this write-up.