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Some deer in Oklahoma turning up with coronavirus

Some deer in Oklahoma have been turning up with the coronavirus.

Several deer from the state recently tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, according to state wildlife officials.

A story in The Oklahoman says  that biologists aren’t sure how the deer got the virus but it does follow a trend in other states.

The story quotes OSU Extension wildlife specialist Dwayne Elsmore who says there is a very low likelihood of catching the virus from a deer.

Even so, the story suggests, if hunters are field dressing deer they should not touch their faces, wear gloves and throw the gloves away when they are done.

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