The outbreak of the pandemic Covid-19 has caused great unrest for more than one year now. The effect of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has created havoc globally. Some new research and studies have been conducted by the experts to know if the animals are at risk and a medium to transmit the virus to humans or not.
High Risk Of Animals Spreading Covid To People
These researches help one to understand the impact of Covid-19 and how differently the virus affects the animals. In order to be sure about the virus transmission patterns, the experts say that it is imperative to comprehend if animals can transmit the virus.
Initially, many researchers and disease experts claimed that the virus is not transmitted through pet animals such as dogs and cats. Many theories gave ample information and justification on this subject. However, there are no definite conclusions or statements issued. Contradictorily, it was noticed that the animals were infected with SARS-CoV-2 due to their contact with humans.
Recently in the US new evidence came into the limelight concerning white-tailed deers and the spread of Covid-19. It was revealed that the virus is spreading at a humongous rate in this species of deer. The medical experts and the Government are worried that this spread will have a considerable impact on the Covid-19 spread and its implication on humans.
The veterinarians recently published their study at Pennsylvania State. The research was on the whitetail deer and Covid symptoms. The results of this research were astonishing. The veterinarians found that at least 30% of the deer population in the state has Covid infection. Other research was also done to authenticate the findings of the former research.
The antibody research on the deer population in the northeast and middle west concluded that 40% of the deer population in that area have Covid antibodies.
There was a study conducted on 300 deers and out of which 100 were wild deers who were either killed on the road or were killed by the hunters for eating purposes. The outbreak of SARS-Cov-2 is the virus that causes Covid-19 and the spread in the deer is possibly a matter of concern as people will be hunting these deers and then we won’t ever be able to stop spreading Covid-19 at all, said Dr. Diego Diel from Cornell University.
The widespread SARS-CoV-2 amongst deers is suggested as a matter of importance. There is a growing concern about the spread of the virus and its infinite nature. There is a high possibility that the deer can act as a carriage and spread the virus amongst the masses.
The Federal Government and medical experts also exert that the hunters should be more careful while hunting and observe all the standard precautions. Dr. Suresh Kuchipudi a renowned vet virologist from the state of Pennsylvania stated that the chances that the virus can have an alternative host to spread the virus will ensure that the virus remains in our ecosystem even if the humans are immune from it.
The highly contagious nature of SARS-CoV-2 is going to make it a difficult task to completely eradicate the virus. It will lead to more complications.
As a matter of fact, and to study the pattern of the virus, the researchers exert the need for continued study of the virus and its effect on wildlife. Monitoring SARS-CoV-2 is the only way to understand the situation and take measures to control the same.
Routine study of the genetic material of SARS-CoV-2 can provide valuable insights about the risk of animals spreading Covid 19 and new virus variants as well.