Otters test positive for COVID-19, Georgia Aquarium says – Fox News

The Georgia Aquarium announced on Sunday that its Asian small-clawed otters evaluated positive for COVID-19.” Our Asian small-clawed otters are under really close monitoring by veterinarians and animal care group members,” Dr. Tonya Clauss, vice president of animal and environmental health at Georgia Aquarium, stated in a news release.
The otters are anticipated to make a full healing.
At this time, “it is presumed the otters may have gotten the infection from an asymptomatic personnel member. “The Asian small-clawed otters at the Aquarium do not have direct contact with visitors and have actually always been behind acrylic barriers, separating them from guests. The otters will continue to be kept track of and once they are no longer favorable for COVID-19, it will then be identified when they will go back on exhibit.