Infection with SARS-COV2 in animals

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Infection with SARS-COV2 in animals

OiE (2020) Infection with SARS-COV2 in animals [online]
Available at [Accessed 17 July 2020]

Added 17 July 2020

The OiE have produced a technical factsheet which provides a brief summary of the current (June 2020) knowledge about SARS-CoV-2 infection in animals. It includes sections on aetiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and methods of prevention and control. It also includes this table summarising current knowledge about infection in animals.

Poultry (chickens, ducks and turkeys)ExperimentalNoneNoNo
DogsNatural and experimentalLowNo (possible some cases)No
Cats (domestic)Natural and experimentalHighYes (none to very mild in some cases)Yes, between cats
Tigers and lionsNaturalHighYesYes, between animals
FerretsExperimentalHighNo (mild in some cases)Yes, between ferrets
Minks (American minks, Neovison vison)NaturalHighYesYes, between minks and suggested from minks to humans
Egyptian fruit bats (Rousettus aegyptiacus)ExperimentalHighNoYes, between fruit bats
Golden Syrian HamstersExperimentalHighYes (none to very mild in some cases)Yes, between hamsters
Macaques (Macaca fascicularis and Macaca mulatta)ExperimentalHighYesYes

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