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COVID-19 | Virus risk for animals: All you need to know

Russia has registered the world’s first vaccine for animals against COVID-19. Here’s what we know about the cause of COVID-19 infection in animals and the risk that animals will spread.

April 08, 2021 / 01:50 PM IST
Russia has registered the world’s first vaccine for animals against COVID-19. Here’s what we know about the cause of COVID-19 infection in animals and the risk that animals will spread it…
Russia has registered the world’s first vaccine for animals against COVID-19. Here’s what we know about the cause of COVID-19 infection in animals and the risk that animals will spread it. (Image: News18 Creative)
Some of the first-ever infection cases in animals. (Image: News18 Creative)
Some of the first-ever infection cases in animals. (Image: News18 Creative)
On January 12, 2021 at least eight gorillas test positive for the virus at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. (Image: News18 Creative)
On January 12, 2021 at least eight gorillas test positive for the virus at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. (Image: News18 Creative)
All countries do not maintain records of infections in animals. A look at such cases in the US shows that instances of such infections are quite rare. (Image: News18 Creative)
All countries do not maintain records of infections in animals. A look at such cases in the US shows that instances of such infections are quite rare. (Image: News18 Creative)
Researchers analysed relative potential risks faced by 410 animal species. Species such as blue-eyed black lemur and common bottlenose dolphin were found to be at high risk. (Image: News18 Creative)
Researchers analysed relative potential risks faced by 410 animal species. Species such as blue-eyed black lemur and common bottlenose dolphin were found to be at high risk. (Image: News18 Creative)
According to the CDC website, this is what we know about COVID-19 infection in animals, based on studies. (Image: News18 Creative)
According to the CDC website, this is what we know about COVID-19 infection in animals, based on studies. (Image: News18 Creative)
Here is what we know so far. (Image: News18 Creative)
Here’s what we know so far. (Image: News18 Creative)
In March 2021, WHO recommends coronavirus-positive people to limit contact with pets. (Image: News18 Creative)
In March 2021, WHO recommends coronavirus-positive people to limit contact with pets. (Image: News18 Creative)
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first published: Apr 8, 2021 01:50 pm

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