The study determined that there were two separate hamster-to-human transmissions involving the Delta variant. Photo: Facebook
The study determined that there were two separate hamster-to-human transmissions involving the Delta variant. Photo: Facebook

Hong Kong study confirms world’s first known hamster-to-human coronavirus transmissions

  • The study, run as a preprint by The Lancet, determined there were two separate hamster-to-human transmissions, and that the pets contracted Covid-19 before arriving in the city
  • Suspicions of hamster-to-human transmissions had prompted a massive cull of the rodents, sparking an outcry from animal lovers

The study determined that there were two separate hamster-to-human transmissions involving the Delta variant. Photo: Facebook
The study determined that there were two separate hamster-to-human transmissions involving the Delta variant. Photo: Facebook
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