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Covid-19 Discovered in Deer in Illinois

(Chester) Covid-19 antibodies have been discovered in deer in parts of the U.S.

The U.S.D.A. says the SARS-Covid-2 antibodies have been found in deer in four states.

Missouri Department of Conservation Biologist Jasmine Batten says this comes as a surprise.

She says they really haven’t done any widespread testing with deer yet.

The Missouri Department of Conservation says potential risks of transmission from deer to humans is unknown.

There are currently no known risks of consuming meat that has Covid-19 antibodies.

 

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