A joint study has found that Syrian hamsters can get infected and transmit the coronavirus to humans. Photo: Shutterstock
A joint study has found that Syrian hamsters can get infected and transmit the coronavirus to humans. Photo: Shutterstock

Coronavirus: Hamsters behind Delta variant outbreak in Hong Kong, study finds; calls for more animal import controls

  • Investigation by University of Hong Kong and Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department finds Syrian hamsters were source of Delta variant outbreak in January
  • Research team says possibility exists other animal species could transmit coronavirus to humans

A joint study has found that Syrian hamsters can get infected and transmit the coronavirus to humans. Photo: Shutterstock
A joint study has found that Syrian hamsters can get infected and transmit the coronavirus to humans. Photo: Shutterstock
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