Army Scientists Establish First Lethal Mouse Model for COVID-19 (image) US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases Share Print E-Mail Caption Image shows SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA detected in the nasal epithelium, olfactory bulbs, and eyes of transgenic mice expressing human ACE2, the receptor for SARS-CoV-2, by RNA in situ hybridization. Credit Joseph W. Golden and Xiankun Zeng, USAMRIID Usage Restrictions Please credit USAMRIID as the source. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.