Natural SARS-CoV-2 infection of ferrets in Spain

Animals, Coronavirus, Europe, Health, Mutation, Reinfection, Science, Spain

“We found SARS-CoV-2 RNA in 6 of 71 ferrets (8.4%) and isolated the virus from one rectal swab. Natural SARS-CoV-2 infection does occur in kept ferrets, at least under circumstances of high viral circulation in the human population. However, small ferret collections are probably unable to maintain prolonged virus circulation.”

Biorxiv preprint





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** This post was originally published on January 15, 2021 **