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Omicron variant appears in deer

White-tailed deer on Staten Island have tested positive for the Omicron variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. It’s the first time the highly-contagious variant has been detected in wildlife and suggests the deer caught

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TWS2021: eDNA techniques detect ranavirus

Environmental DNA techniques can detect a deadly virus in amphibian ponds, giving wildlife managers critical information about how to best protect vulnerable amphibian species. Ranavirus is deadly to amphibians. “It’s associated in die-offs in a