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Omicron Found in NYC Deer Raises Questions About COVID Transmission From Animals to Humans

February 19, 2022

A new study found that 15% of 131 white-tailed deer sampled in the borough of Staten Island tested positive for antibodies. Although there has not yet been any evidence that the virus can spread from animals to humans, the findings raise concerns that deer could become a reservoir of the virus or lead to new mutations.

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