Study Shows New York City Rats Carry SARS-CoV-2

A new study has demonstrated that rats are susceptible to infection with Alpha, Delta and Omicron variants of SARS-CoV-2 and wild rats in the New York City municipal sewer systems and elsewhere in the city have been exposed to SARS-CoV-2. The study was published on March 9, 2023 in mBio, an open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The article is titled “SARS-CoV-2 Exposure in Norway Rats (Rattus norvegicus) from New York City.”
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