While coronavirus remains persistent, the virus appears to have spread from humans to white-tailed deer, where it is evolving rapidly. In a new study, researchers looked for SARS-CoV-2 infections by swabbing noses of free-ranging deer across Ohio. Using nasal swabs, 1,522 deer in 83 counties were tested, and 10 percent of the deer were found to test positive. The researchers also collected blood samples and estimated that nearly 24 percent of the deer were infected with SARS-CoV-2. "We generally talk about interspecies transmission happening very rarely, but this was not a large sample, and we can document 30 spillover effects. The virus seems to transmit quite easily between humans and animals," said Andrew Bowman of Ohio State University. The virus also evolves more rapidly in deer, meaning it could evolve and return to us, but the vaccine is thought to offer protection. Although there is no danger to us, this new finding could pose a risk to wildlife and pets.
Search results for
We found 186 articles for you.
Chinese leadership announces "victory" over Covid-19, with state news agency Xinhua calling it "a miracle in human history." Chinese leadership has declared a "great and decisive victory" in the fight against the coronavirus
Queen Consort Camilla tested positive for the coronavirus and had to cancel all appointments this week. This was announced by a spokesman for Buckingham Palace on Monday. The wife of King Charles III was already infected once last year and is vaccinated
Japan's prime minister announced a COVID-19 phase-out plan Friday. Starting in the spring, the disease will be downgraded to seasonal flu status. For now, however, the country is still struggling with record numbers.
China confirmed Tuesday it will rapidly ramp up production of a COVID-19 drug. A further rise in infections is feared. The rapid spread of infections has led to shortages of drugs.
The Chemical Brothers will no longer be playing Glastonbury.
Sir Mick Jagger makes his first stage comeback since suffering COVID-19.
COVID-19 cost European cinemas “at least” $20 billion in revenue between 2020 and 2021, says The International Union of Cinema.
Former 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' star Sarah Michelle Gellar has opened up on her "tough" battle with COVID-19, admitting her asthma has made her recovery hard.
The Rolling Stones forced to cancel another date on SIXTY Tour after Sir Mick Jagger tested positive for COVID-19
The Rolling Stones will no longer play Switzerland this week.
The Rolling Stones forced to cancel Amsterdam concert HOURS before start as Sir Mick Jagger tests positive with COVID-19
The Rolling Stones have been forced to cancel their Amsterdam concert hours before it was set to start as Sir Mick Jagger has been stricken with Covid.