Dogs, cats, and hamsters — oh my!
Humans aren’t the only ones that get Covid.
Through the pandemic, numerous animals across the globe also contracted SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.
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Last week, a group of researchers based in Austria and the U.S. published an interactive database of all reported cases of SARS-CoV-2 in animals.
The research team plans to update the database every week for at least a year, according to a report in Scientific Data where it was first announced.
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Some animals saw behavioral changes, such as at least one cat that experienced mild depression and a tiger that began acting abnormally.
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Outbreaks on mink farms often did not include specific numbers on how many animals were infected. So the researchers could not be sure how many mink actually got Covid.