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23 maggio 2020

Chinese confirm SARS-CoV-2 does not affect pigs

Fonte: pigprogress.net

German researchers had reported about it and now trials in China show a similar pattern: pigs are not susceptible for SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of Covid-19.

The peer reviewed journalScience recently published a report written by 21 Chinese authors, attached to the Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, part of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), the National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention, as well as the National High Containment Laboratory for Animal Diseases Control and Prevention in Harbin.

The team tested a range of animals to the susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2 and concluded that “it replicates poorly in dogs, pigs, chickens and ducks”. Ferrets and cats, the research said, are permissive to infection.