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Confirmation of COVID-19 in a Canada Lynx at a Pennsylvania Zoo

On December 21, 2021, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) announced confirmation of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) in a Canada lynx at a zoo in Pennsylvania.  This is the first Canada lynx confirmed with the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the United States.

You can learn more and read the full press release here.

Photo courtesy of Eric Kilby/Creative Commons.