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Covid19 can affect animals, but they can’t transmit it to humans

Animals can develop the Covid19 virus, as evidenced by two hippos in Belgium who tested positive for the virus but had no symptoms other than a runny nose, Sorawit Thaneto, director-general of the animal husbandry department, said.

It is the first time that hippos have been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which was previously found in great apes and cats.

There is also no evidence that the coronavirus found in dogs and cats can spread to humans. However, there is evidence that the Covid19 virus can be transmitted from humans to cats, dogs, lions, tigers, gorillas, minks and other mammals.

The World Organization for Animal Health (OiE) announced last Friday that it is monitoring white-tailed deer after many in the US caught the Covid-19 virus.

It is the first time that the virus has been found so widely among wildlife. Further research is needed to determine whether the white-tailed deer can become a reservoir of SARS-CoV-2 and to assess the public health implications.

Despite the wide distribution of SARS-CoV-2 in the white-tailed deer population, the virus does not appear to be significantly mutated.

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