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Serological Evidence That SARS-CoV-2 Has Not Emerged in Deer in Germany or Austria during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Institute of Virology, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin Institute of Health, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, NY 10460, USA
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Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology (FIWI), A-1160 Vienna, Austria
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Department of Wildlife Diseases, Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, 10315 Berlin, Germany
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Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung (BfR), 10589 Berlin, Germany
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Department of Veterinary Medicine, Freie Universität Berlin, 14163 Berlin, Germany
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Academic Editor: Charalambos Billinis
Microorganisms 2022, 10(4), 748; https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms10040748
Received: 11 March 2022 / Revised: 29 March 2022 / Accepted: 29 March 2022 / Published: 30 March 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Viruses of Wild Mammals)
Spillover of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus type 2 (SARS-CoV-2) to North American white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) has been documented. However, it is unclear if this is a phenomenon specific to North American deer or is a broader problem. We evaluated pre and pandemic exposure of German and Austrian deer species using a SARS-CoV-2 pseudoneutralization assay. In stark contrast to North American white-tailed deer, we found no evidence of SARS-CoV-2 exposure. View Full-Text
Keywords: COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; roe deer; red deer; fallow deer; hunting COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; roe deer; red deer; fallow deer; hunting
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Moreira-Soto, A.; Walzer, C.; Czirják, G.Á.; Richter, M.H.; Marino, S.F.; Posautz, A.; De Yebra Rodo, P.; McEwen, G.K.; Drexler, J.F.; Greenwood, A.D. Serological Evidence That SARS-CoV-2 Has Not Emerged in Deer in Germany or Austria during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Microorganisms 2022, 10, 748. https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms10040748

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Moreira-Soto A, Walzer C, Czirják GÁ, Richter MH, Marino SF, Posautz A, De Yebra Rodo P, McEwen GK, Drexler JF, Greenwood AD. Serological Evidence That SARS-CoV-2 Has Not Emerged in Deer in Germany or Austria during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Microorganisms. 2022; 10(4):748. https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms10040748

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Moreira-Soto, Andres, Christian Walzer, Gábor Á. Czirják, Martin H. Richter, Stephen F. Marino, Annika Posautz, Pau De Yebra Rodo, Gayle K. McEwen, Jan Felix Drexler, and Alex D. Greenwood. 2022. "Serological Evidence That SARS-CoV-2 Has Not Emerged in Deer in Germany or Austria during the COVID-19 Pandemic" Microorganisms 10, no. 4: 748. https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms10040748

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