More than 120 white-tailed deer in Ohio are infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus.
This is stated in a study published in the journal Nature.
It is clarified that antibodies to coronavirus were detected in white-tailed deer as early as July 2021. These were the first confirmed cases of infection, according to the study.
Between January and March 2021, researchers selected 360 deer from nine locations in northeastern Ohio, according to scientists. In the test results, the coronavirus was detected in 129 deer & ndash; 35.8%.
Three different sub-lines of the virus were found in the populations: B.1.2, B.1.596 and B.1.582.
That is remarkable, most often a positive test result male deer and heavier animals were infected with the coronavirus.