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SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Captive Hippos (Hippopotamus amphibius), Belgium

Journal Contribution - Journal Article

Two adult female hippos in Zoo Antwerp who were naturally infected with SARS-CoV-2 showed nasal discharge for a few days. Virus was detected by immunocytochemistry and PCR in nasal swab samples and by PCR in faeces and pool water. Serology was also positive. No treatment was necessary.
Journal: Animals
Publication year:2023
Keywords:captive, faeces, hippo, nasal, pool, SARS-CoV-2