First case of Coronavirus detected in a wild animal
First case of Coronavirus detected in a wild animal

First case of Coronavirus detected in a wild animal

The first confirmed case of Coronavirus in a wild animal has been reported in Utah, America.

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said a wild mink had tested positive for Coronavirus close to an infected mink farm in Utah.

Coronavirus outbreaks at fur farms in America and in Europe have killed thousands of animals.

As a result of that, millions more farmed mink have been put down across Europe.

The USDA said the positive Coronavirus animal was a “free-ranging, wild mink.”

“To our knowledge, this is the first free-ranging, native wild animal confirmed with Sars-CoV-2,” the USDA told the International Society for Infectious Diseases.

Coronavirus has been found in captive zoo animals including tigers, lions and leopards in America. And in a small number of household cats and dogs.

UAE approves China’s Sinopharm vaccine for use across the country

Some very excellent news as the UAE has approved the roll-out of China’s Sinopharm vaccine after a very successful trial this summer.

The vaccine was granted emergency use in the UAE in September and given to frontline workers and even Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai.

And the vaccine has now been officially approved for use across the UAE.

The vaccine is on offer for volunteers at Abu Dhabi health cares and Seha clinics. Full details of the nation-wide roll-out are still to be announced.

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