Omicron found in NYC deer raises questions about COVID transmission from animals to humans

The discovery of deer in New York City infected with the omicron variant is raising questions about whether or not animals could potentially transmit COVID-19 to humans.

A new study, which has not yet been peer-reviewed, found that 15% of 131 white-tailed deer sampled in the borough of Staten Island tested positive for antibodies.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…

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