No evidence of SARS-CoV-2 in the U.K.’s wild deer population

By | April 1, 2022
A new study accepted for publication in the journal Transboundary and Emerging Diseases assesses the potential exposure of U.K. deer to the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) since studies have shown the spill-over of SARS-CoV-2 infections to the Northern American white-tailed deer. If there is a spill-over, wild deer species can act as reservoirs of SARS-CoV-2 with the possibility of the emergence of new variants.