Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in free-ranging white-tailed deer in the United States

Aijing Feng ,

Sarah Bevins ,

Jeff Chandler , Thomas J. DeLiberto, Ria Ghai , Kristina Lantz , Julianna Lenoch , Adam Retchless , Susan Shriner , Cynthia Y. Tang , Suxiang Sue Tong , Mia Torchetti , Anna Uehara & Xiu-Feng Wan Abstract SARS-CoV-2 is a zoonotic virus with documented bi-directional transmission between people and animals. Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from humans to free-ranging white-tailed deer ( Odocoileus virginianus ) poses a unique public health risk due to the potential for reservoir establishment where variants may persist […]

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