House flies can carry SARS-CoV-2 #coronavirus up to 24 hours after exposure

Animals, Coronavirus, Health, Infection, Reservoir, Science, Transmission

“All flies exposed to SARS-CoV-2-spiked media or milk substrates were positive for viral RNA at 4hr and 24hr post-exposure. Infectious virus was isolated only from the flies exposed to virus-spiked milk but not from those exposed to virus-spiked medium. Moreover, viral RNA was detected in environmental samples after contact with SARS-CoV-2 exposed flies, although no infectious virus was recovered from these samples.”

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