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Coronavirus: US scientists suggest another animal link in tests on deer samples

A blood sample collected from American white-tailed deer in 2019 turned out to be positive in antibody tests for Covid-19 infection, according to a new study conducted by US government scientists.The researchers discovered three more positive samples dated in January 2020, when the virus was newly identified in China.These samples were collected “very early in the pandemic” from wild deer populations in different parts of the US, said quantitative biologist Susan Shriner with the National…

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