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  • © Kin Cheung/APHong Kong officials investigate a pet shop on Jan. 18 that was closed after a worker's coronavirus infection was linked to several of its hamsters that tested positive. (Kin Cheung/AP)

    Tracking coronavirus in animals takes on new urgency

    May 23, 2022, 08:07 AM by By Ariana Eunjung Cha

    By Ariana Eunjung Cha - Washington Post Researchers Sarah Hamer and Lisa Auckland donned their masks and gowns as they pulled up to the suburban home in College Station, Tex. The family of three inside had had covid a few weeks earlier, and now it was time to check on the pets. Oreo the rabbit was his usual chill self, and Duke the golden retriever was a model patient, lying on his back as Hamer and Auckland swabbed their throats and took blood samples. But Ellie, a Jack Russell terrier, wiggled and barked in protest. “She was not exactly happy with us,” Auckland recalled. “But we’re trying to understand how transmission works within a household, so we needed samples from everyone.”

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