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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 2 months ago

If a virus is passed to a tiger who then infects another human, will it be the same virus ?

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  • 2 months ago
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    The virus does not directly reproduce itself, it reprograms a cell in an animal to produce copies of itself.  Becaus that cell in a tiger is different, it could well be that further novel features appear.

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  • 2 months ago

    Yes, but with some new features/characteristics. You decide; call it what you want.

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  • Zirp
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    2 months ago

    yes, unless it happens to mutate in the meantime

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  • 2 months ago

    Anybody who goes within 2m of a tiger deserves everything they get.

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  • 2 months ago

    I have yet to be totally convinced the tiger and lions in the NY Zoo HAD Covid 19.  Coronavirus has been around in animals for a long time - but of a different strain.   I don't think the scientists/health experts yet know enough about C-19 to be able to answer what you are asking.    Just that viruses do mutate to be able to thrive.

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  • 2 months ago

    No, virus will mutate and transform into another kind of virus.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Who is going to get that close to a tiger, to become infected by it?

  • Elaine
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    2 months ago

    Viruses are known to mutate so it is difficult to give a definitive answer.  However the mutated virus contains much of the genome of the original one. 

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  • 2 months ago

    No, it will be the descendants of the original virus. The original virus stays embedded in the tiger's DNA. Also, many viruses are capable of infecting multiple species if that is what you mean.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Tiger King virus.

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