NBC News reported that Russia has registered the first Covid-19 vaccine for animals. The vaccine is designed to protect vulnerable species. An agriculture regulator, Rosselkhoznadzor, in Moscow shared the treatment generated antibodies in dogs, cats, foxes, and mink.

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Russia has registered two cases of Covid-19 in animals, both in cats. The World Health Organization has shared concerns that the virus can be transmitted between humans and animals. Authorities in Moscow shared that the vaccine would be able to protect vulnerable species and stop mutations of the virus.

“The results of the trials allow us to conclude that the vaccine is safe and highly immunogenic as all the vaccinated animals developed antibodies to the coronavirus,” Konstantin Savenkov, Rosselkhoznadzor’s deputy head, said in the statement.

Russia has also developed three coronavirus vaccines for humans.

Read more about animal-human coronavirus transmission, including mink farms in Denmark and the infection at the Bronx Zoo.

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