For more info on SARS-CoV-2 in Ohio deer, check out our article now available in Nature.
Sequencing indicates multiple human to deer spillover events (B.1.2, B.1.596, B.1.582) and suggests deer to deer transmission.
Critical questions to answer next: How are the deer getting infected? Can deer populations potentially serve as a SARS-CoV-2 reservoir? Can SARS-CoV-2 in deer spillover into other species or spillback into humans? How could deer-specific SARS-CoV-2 mutations potentially affect virus transmission, virulence, and immune system escape?
Published article now available here in Nature.
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