The virus that causes COVID-19 has for the first time been found in wildlife in Canada.
SARS-CoV-2 was found in three white-tailed deer after samples were taken between Nov. 6 and Nov. 8 in the Eastern Townships region in Quebec, Environment and Climate Change Canada said in a news release on Wednesday.
The deer appeared to be healthy and showed no signs of the disease, the agency said. The deer may be able to carry the virus without showing symptoms, much like how some humans can carry the virus and remain asymptomatic.
This is the first time the virus has been found in wild animals in
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