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December 04, 2020 - MSN

Revealed: Why some animals catch Covid and others don't

Revealed: Why some animals catch Covid and others don't
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Scientists have finally unpicked the mystery of why some animals are vulnerable to coronavirus infection while others aren't.

They claim it is due to tiny differences in the molecular structure of their ACE2 receptors, which are found on cell surfaces.

ACE2 is common in humans and is found all over the body, including in the lungs. It has been dubbed the 'gateway' for the coronavirus.

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