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Which animals get Covid-19? A new database tracks cases in species around the world

Dogs, cats, and hamsters — oh my!

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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.

When the virus runs wild in multiple species, it gets more opportunities to mutate.

Mutations give rise to new variants — ones that could potentially spill back over to humans — and can make it harder to treat and track the virus.

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