Research Shows Covid-19 is spreading through Iowa deer population

80% of deer in Iowa tested positive for coronavirus. The good news is that it can’t be passed to humans from animals.

Researchers found COVID-19 antibodies in deerskin samples which led them to the discovery.

Deer are safe to eat as long as it’s cooked to an appropriate temperature, the Iowa DNR says. The DNR suggests using extra caution like wearing gloves or a mask to harvest the deer, and testing the deer for CWD before consuming it.

Deer identified as widespread carrier of coronavirus: study

Scientists worry the virus could eventually travel back to human populations if not eradicated in the wild.

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Iowa study finds humans gave COVID-19 to deer | Post Bulletin

Finding suggests population could act as a reservoir for viral mutation; uncertain whether deer can reinfect humans

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New study suggests SARS-CoV-2 spreading widely within wild deer population

Hunting season came as human cases were spiking, which may have been a bad combo.

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