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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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COVID virus found in Canadian deer

After the virus that causes COVID-19 showed up among white-tailed deer in the United States, scientists have detected it among wild deer in Canada. Tests of hunter-harvested deer have shown the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in

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Mouse may have served as Omicron host

Researchers have found that the Omicron variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 may have come through a mouse as an intermediate host. “These findings suggest that researchers should focus on SARS-CoV-2 variants isolated from