CDC: Experimental infection of cattle with SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus

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“Our findings demonstrate that under experimental conditions, cattle show low susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2 infection.”.

The wide distribution of BCoV is of special interest, especially because the presence of a pre-existing coronavirus did not protect from infection with another betacoronavirus in this study. Double infections of individual animals might lead to recombination events between SARS-CoV-2 and BCoV, a phenomenon already described for other pandemic coronaviruses. A resulting chimeric virus, comprising characteristics of both viruses, could threaten human and livestock populations and should therefore be monitored.”

CDC Study originally printed in December 2020





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** This post was originally published on April 17, 2021 **