The last thing needed right now is a monkey on the loose – especially for people who are familiar with the Outbreak movie (starring Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo and Morgan Freeman). Why you might ask? In the movie, a monkey started an outbreak of a deadly Ebola-like virus in the United States.
So what do we need now? Not a monkey on the loose, but here we are in weirded out 2020 – complete with Covid pandemic, murder hornets and now, a monkey on the run in Tewskbury, MA. On Wednesday afternoon, the Shawsheen Animal Hospital alerted area residents to be on the lookout for the wayward monkey, writing:
A monkey was spotted in Tewksbury yesterday morning near our hospital. If you see this animal call the Tewksbury Police immediately! DO NOT touch the monkey!! Monkey’s can be dangerous and can carry Herpes B Virus which can be fatal to humans!!!
Nobody is claiming ownership of the monkey, perhaps because it is illegal to own one in the state. If you see the monkey, please call the Tewksbury Police Department at 978-851-7373.
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