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Whales, seals, and dolphins: Will SARS-CoV-2–contaminated wastewater prove a killer?

Key clinical point: Wastewater is a conduit for reverse zoonotic transmission of SARS-CoV-2 to wildlife.

Major finding: Fifteen species of endangered marine mammals are predicted to be susceptible to SARS-CoV-2.

Study details: A database analysis of the ACE2 receptor in four groups of marine mammals.

Disclosures: The authors reported that they had no disclosures.


Mathavarajah S et al. Sci Total Environ. 2020 Oct 29. doi.: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.143346.