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Rats Can Carry COVID-19, New Study Shows

'The Independent' reports that a new study conducted on wild rats in New York City found that the animal could be infected with the Alpha, Delta and Omicron variants. The research was published in the 'American Society for Microbiology'. The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service conducted a search for evidence of infection in 79 test samples. Rats used in the study were mostly trapped in city parks in Brooklyn, while others were captured near buildings.
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