Gamaleya Institute: ‘The next stage of the epidemic is the infection with the coronavirus of farm and domestic animals’

Alexander Gintsburg, head of the Gamaleya institute that developed Russia’s Sputnik V human vaccine, was quoted in Izvestia newspaper as saying COVID-19 was likely to hit animals next. ...More...

UK SAGE: Lab studies suggest that the N501Y spike protein mutation increases binding to rat and mouse ACE2 leading to viral replication

A report issued by the UK government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) found the likelihood that a variant of concern (VOC) that has arisen in humans could infect a rodent and then spread among the animals is high....More...

USA: 188 recorded SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infections in animals including lions, tigers, leopards, mink, cougar, gorillas, cats and dogs

There have been 188 recorded Sars-cov-2 coronavirus infections in animals including lions, tigers, leopards, mink, cougar, gorillas, cats and dogs in the USA to date....More...

Two dead wild mink infected with coronavirus found in Castellon, Spain

Europe’s first infected wild animals.  The two dead infected wild mink were found in the Mijares and Palancia rivers, in a border area of ​​Castellón with Teruel, where the only population of wild minks in the Valencian Community can be found....More...