(CBS DETROIT) – As cases spread among humans, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is studying just how the virus plays a role among animals.
A new study from the USDA finds white-tailed deer in Michigan have been exposed to the coronavirus.READ MORE: Here Is An Update On The Chevy Bolt Recall
Researchers found 33% of blood samples collected contained antibodies for the virus.
It’s not currently known how the virus spread to the deer.READ MORE: James Craig Announces Run For Governor, Begins To Campaign
White-tailed deer are a common animal and can be found in any county in Michigan.
Officials say the risk of contracting COVID-19 from an animal is very low.
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