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U.S. deer COVID-19 infections cast shadow on pandemic fight: report

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Photo taken in November 2014 shows a deer running into a golf field on 17-Mile Drive in California, the United States. (Xinhua/Yang Lei)

OTTAWA, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- Many white-tailed deer in the United States have been infected with COVID-19, casting a shadow on the pandemic fight, reported Canada's Global News website.

"Finding the virus in wild animals could spell the end for any hopes of completely eliminating COVID-19 in humans," the report on Monday quoted scientists as saying.

If the virus circulates in the wildlife population, it can mutate into new variants and become a source to reinfect humans, it added. 

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