New study finds New York City rats can catch COVID-19

A new study by the American Society for Microbiology concluded rats in New York City can be infected with COVID-19.

News 12 Staff

Mar 10, 2023, 12:20 PM

Updated 500 days ago

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A new study finds that New York City's sewer rats can catch coronavirus.
Scientists tested Brooklyn rats and found antibodies in them, meaning they were infected at one point. The strain they found was from early on in the pandemic.
They say theoretically, the virus could be transmitted from rats to people, but reports of that happening are extremely rare.


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