USDA Wildlife Scientists Confirm COVID-19 in White-Tail Deer

Nov 17, 2021

USDA scientists have detected SARS-CoV-2 — the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 — in white-tail deer in a half dozen states. New published research indicates deer are biologically vulnerable to the virus, which apparently is spreading deer-to-deer. This summer, Congress provided USDA Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service (APHIS) $300 million through the American Rescue Plan Act to expand monitoring and surveillance of susceptible animals for SARS-CoV-2, to measure the incidence as well as implications.