SARS-CoV-2 variants can infect a wider range of animal cells according to new research led by Pirbright

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can potentially infect a wider number of animal species including rodents and ferrets, reveal Pirbright scientists.

The study found that SARS-CoV-2 variants Alpha, Beta and Delta can infect more species compared to the ancestral virus strain, this is due to mutations in its genetic code.

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