Covid-19 levels among Britain’s deer are being monitored after high levels were detected among herds in North America.
US scientists are unearthing increasing evidence that the virus is able to spread and mutate freely among the species.
One study in Canada has even found what may be the first case of the virus jumping from a deer to a human.
Separate investigations have shown the virus is able to spread among white-tailed deers in the US, with up to 40% of animals tested in one such trial turning out to be positive.
Genomic sequencing has confirmed that, not only do new variants spread to the species as they explode in human populations, they continue to evolve among their new hosts.
According to a report in Nature, in 30 of the states where the animal has been tested for Covid-19, 24 have revealed some level of infection.
There’s no evidence Covid-19 is circulating in British deer but they are one of a number of species which are being monitored closely.
A task force set up last year by the Animal and Plant Health Agency is regularly checking for infections among several animal populations, including foxes, mink, badgers and bats, as well as deer.
Read more: Britain’s 2,000,000 deer monitored for ‘Covid’ after ‘virus’ never shown to exist spreads in US herds – I said near the start of the fake ‘pandemic’ that human/animal/human transmission would eventually be claimed and here we are – all confirmed by a test not testing for the ‘virus’. Culling the food supply is one of the goals