A study of livestock exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus

The severe acute respiratory disorder coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) virus, the causative agent of COVID-19 disease, is thought to spread from animals to humans in a process known as zoonosis. Non-human primates, felids, canids, and mink are naturally affected by the virus. Experimental infections have also proved the susceptibility of SARS-CoV-2 infection in a variety of other species, including wildlife and laboratory animals.

The coronavirus is thought to have originated from wildlife, and possibly introduced to humans in a live animal market in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. However, there is still no definitive scientific consensus on the species of origin.

While bats are a likely source of this emerging virus given the sequence similarity to other bat coronaviruses,…

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