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Russia claims to have created ‘world’s first’ Covid vaccine for PETS to stop animals passing virus to their owners

RUSSIAN officials have approved the ‘world’s first’ Covid vaccine for pets that reportedly stops the mutation of the virus between animals and humans.

Mass production of the life-saving shots, Canivac-Cov, could be launched as early as April to protect our furry friends, according to Russia’s Federal Service for Veterinary Supervision, Rosselkhoznadzor.

The Canivac-Cov vaccine could protect our furry friends from the deadly virus

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The Canivac-Cov vaccine could protect our furry friends from the deadly virusCredit: Getty

The Federal Centre for Animal Health began developing the miracle vaccine in spring last year after authorities were flummoxed by the transmission of the deadly virus from humans to our animal companions.

The team

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Russia Is Developing A Covid-19 Vaccine For Pets And Mink

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Scientists in Russia are close to completing clinical trials on a Covid-19 vaccine for pets and mink, Reuters reports, a development which could reassure a floundering fur industry that has been left reeling after several of the world’s largest producers of mink, which are prized for their fur, culled millions of the animals in order to control outbreaks of Covid-19 that sometimes spread back to humans.   

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The vaccine, which Russia’s Federal Center for Animal Health began developing after authorities had determined the ability of

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IL Reports 6,190 New Cases, 85 Deaths, As Vaccine Starts To Ship

ILLINOIS — State health officials on Monday reported 6,190 new cases of the coronavirus and 85 more deaths from COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus. New daily cases have now been below 10,000 for four days in a row, as new mitigations seem to be working across the state. Altogether, 726,304 Illinoisans have now been infected with the virus and 12,278 have died, not including another 633 probable deaths.

The latest deaths include:

  • Cook County: 1 female 30s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 5 females 60s, 6 males 60s, 12 females 70s, 11 males 70s, 10 females

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‘Significant step’ in development of vaccine for animals

University of Plymouth
University of Plymouth

Two potential vaccines designed to tackle Covid-19 in animals have proved successful in laboratory tests, scientists say.

Researchers at the Vaccine Group, which works with the University of Plymouth, said the development marks a significant step forward in eliminating Sars-CoV-2 in existing animal sources.

Such vaccines could also be used to ensure that cats and other pets do not incubate the virus in future outbreaks.

The company is also investigating the potential of human vaccines, with the next stage of development key to assess their efficacy for use in people.

“There have already been a number of

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