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One Health - SARS-CoV-2 in Animals

One Health SARS-CoV-2 in Animals Building an Early Warning System Keeping Animals and People Safe Animal Health Officials and Veterinarians Funding Opportunities

Since 2020, multiple cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) have been detected in animals in the United States. The dashboard below provides a weekly updated summary of all confirmed positive cases in the United States in multiple formats for analysis. APHIS also reports the first confirmed case in each new species to the World Organisation for Animal Health.

Questions and Answers: SARS-CoV-2 Variants Detected in Animals

New Species Announcements

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Recent Research

While many studies have been done, more are needed to understand if and how different animal species are affected by SARS-CoV-2. Use the links below to view APHIS’ recently completed studies.

Year Title Type
2022 Susceptibility of wild canids to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
2021 SARS-CoV-2 exposure in wild white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) Article
2021 Questions and Answers: Results of Study on SARS-CoV-2 in White-tailed Deer Factsheet
2021 SARS-CoV-2 exposure in escaped mink, Utah, USA Article
2021 An opportunistic survey reveals an unexpected coronavirus diversity hotspot in North America Article
2021 Peridomestic mammal susceptibility to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection Article

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