France: Sars-CoV-2 detected in domestic rabbits

Animals, Coronavirus, France, Infection, Reservoir, Transmission, Zoonosis

We tested 144 pet rabbits in France between November 2020 and June 2021 for antibodies to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)

We found one sample seropositive for both antigens and another positive only for RBD. For positive rabbits, at the time of sampling, no particular symptom consistent with SARS-CoV-2 infection was noted by the veterinarians.

MDPI.com study: First Evidence of Natural SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Domestic Rabbits 

 

 

 

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