White-tailed deer susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection, study finds

white tailed deer susceptible to sars cov 2 infection study finds

Sumary of White-tailed deer susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection, study finds:

  • However, a transient shedding of SARS-CoV-2 has been observed in fecal samples collected from both infected and indirect contact fawns.
  • Although no evidence of viral entry into the bloodstream has been found, nasal secretions from infected fawns did show the presence of viral RNA.
  • A team of scientists from the United States has recently demonstrated that white-tailed deer are highly susceptible to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection.
  • Throughout the study period (21 days), the infected fawns had not shown any COVID-19-related clinical symptoms or respiratory distress, except for a slight and temporary increase in body temperature.

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