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Watching for monkeypox in wildlife

As its name suggests, there’s nothing unusual about monkeypox appearing in animal species. But scientists are worried that as the virus spreads around the world, it could find reservoirs in wild animals beyond its usual

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Foxes killed by avian flu

Wildlife officials say highly pathogenic avian influenza has killed wild foxes in Michigan, Minnesota and Ontario—the first known cases of the virus in wild mammals in North America. On Thursday, the Michigan Department of Natural

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House committee discusses wildlife disease

At a U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources hearing on April 29, legislators discussed the importance of monitoring wildlife disease and recognized its role in preventing public health crises. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues across

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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