World Coronavirus: Nine great apes vaccinated at the San Diego Zoo
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HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS-USA-MONKEYS: Coronavirus: Nine great apes vaccinated at the San Diego Zoo
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Nine great apes at the San Diego Zoo, four orangutans and five bonobos, have become the first non-human hominids to be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to zoo officials.
Each of the animals received two doses of an experimental vaccine originally developed for cats and dogs. The monkeys did not suffer from side effects and are doing well, zoo spokeswoman Darla Davis said.
Zoo officials vaccinated the animals after eight gorillas were infected with COVID-19 in January in what appeared to be the first transmission of the virus to monkeys.
The family of great apes or hominids includes gorillas, orangutans, chimpanzees, gibbons and humans.
(Steve Gorman; French version Camille Raynaud)
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