Susceptibility of Raccoon Dogs for Experimental SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Emerging Infectious Diseases journal
Raccoon dogs might have been intermediate hosts for severe acute respiratory syndrome–associated coronavirus in 2002–2004. We demonstrated susceptibi...
Back in April,
told me that investigations into #covid19 origin should also look at farmed raccoon dogs in China as possible intermediate hosts. Now, German scientists have made the first step, showing the animals can get and transmit #SARSCoV2.
Important paper re. origins of COVID & other SARSr-CoV. >14 million captive raccoon dogs in China. Were infected in markets during SARS & are susceptible to SARS-CoV-2. Avoid fur trims this winter season to help prevent the next pandemic!