British coronavirus variant may have come from dogs, researchers say

Apr 19, 2021 | INVESTING

A coronavirus variant that was first discovered in Britain may have come from dogs, according to a study from Chinese scientists.The Shanghai-based researchers tracing the early evolution of variant B117, which has caused a new wave of cases in several countries, failed to find its footprint in viral samples collected from humans worldwide.But when they expanded the search to include animals, they discovered some early forms of B117 on dogs, including one sample taken in the United States last…

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