COVID-19 In Animals Continues To Be Minor Issue In U.S.
18 April 2022
Duane Morris LLP
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The COVID-19 pandemic’s main focus has been
There have been many studies on the effects of the virus on humanity.
There have been documented cases where animals were infected with the SARS/CoV-2 virus.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health
The Incidence of the virus is tracked by the APHIS (Application for Public Health Information System).
Animals in the U.S. continue to be analyzed.
Infection in animals is very rare.
The APHIS website has recently updated its data collection.
This subject was covered on April 11th:
As you can see, there have been only 362 confirmed cases.
SARS-CoV-2 virus is found in the U.S.A among companion animals and other animals.
18 cases from mink farms There have been some
Cases confirmed among wild (free-ranging) animals, which includes
Mink, mule deer, and white-tailed antelope. This is, of course.
The spread of the virus among humans is in stark contrast to this.
The U.S. According toJohns
Hopkins University MedicineTo date, there have already been 80,518,989
With 987,343 confirmed cases, there have been no human cases of COVID-19.
This information was compiled to show the spread of the disease among the population.
stressedThe following points are important:
- The risk of animals spreading SARSCoV-2, the virus
COVID-19 is a disease that affects people at a low level.
- The virus can spread to other animals and people during this time.
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- More research is needed to determine if and how.
COVID-19 may affect different animals.
- COVID-19-positive people should be screened.
Avoid contact with animals, such as pets and livestock.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has the best information about COVID-19 and pets
Control is also availablestressedThe
The virus has had a minimal effect on animals.
- The virus that causes COVID-19 is easily spread from person to person
Animals in close contact
- The risk that animals spread COVID-19 to humans is very low
- Pets can contract serious illness from an infection with the
COVID-19 virus is a virus that can cause severe illness.
APHIS compiles current scientific studies and makes them available
Other publications on the topic of SARS-CoV-2
animals. Two recent items are especially interesting with
Referring to the incidence of the virus within a free-ranging environment
StudyPublished October 2021 by APHIS scientists
SARS-CoV-2 (White-tailed Deer) was the focus of this articleOdocoileus
virginianus). Samples of serum from white-tailed Deer
As part of wildlife management activities, four states
The results showed that 40% of samples from 2021 were positive for the
SARS-CoV-2 antibody, which indicated that the virus was present.
The authors identified several activities that could bring deer into the house.
Direct contact with people can result in exposure
“Captive cervid Operations, Field Research, Conservation Work”
Wildlife tourism, wildlife rehabilitation and supplemental feeding
Hunting and fishing.” These authors also noted that
Potential for “[r]everse zoonoses poses significant risks to
“both human and animal health”, especially when it concerns
White-tailed deer, for example, “are both abundant and
Live in close contact with humans.”
StudyPublished January 20, 2022 by authors from
APHIS, Colorado State University and University of Queensland
(Australia). This study examined the potential for the
Infection of red foxVulpes vulpes) and coyotes
(Canis latrans) with SARS-CoV-2. These species were
This is because of the infected experience of domestic dogs
The virus suggested that other members the canid family might also be infected.
You might also be vulnerable. The red fox is also susceptible.
Coyotes are “widely distributed” in the United States and have grown to be a popular species.
“Especially well adapted to urban environments.” Based
The challenges of coyote and captive-bred redfox specimens
The virus, according to the authors, is “highly infectious”.
SARS-CoV-2 infection is possible, but it is rare.
“Coyotes do not seem to be infected with viruses,”
SARS-CoV-2″ and are therefore “unlikely to be competent
hosts for SARS CoV-2.” The authors also noted,
However, the red fox showed only “mild clinical signs”.
This was consistent with the reports of “disease”
Before on other animal infections:
In a majority of cases, nonhuman animals may experience mild or subclinical symptoms.
Disease following infection with SARS/CoV-2
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