While the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) continues to wreak havoc, there is little known about the susceptibility of the livestock and companion animals relative to humans. Here, we explore the susceptibility of companion and agricultural animals, in light of the existing information on natural infections, experimental infections, serosurveillance, and in vitro protein-homology binding interaction studies of the SARS-CoV-2 with the proposed receptor angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 from diverse animal species.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Medical Virology|
|State||Published - Mar 2021|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The authors would like to thank the members of the Feng Li and Dan Wang laboratory for helpful discussion and critical review of the manuscript. The authors also thank the support provided by the William Robert Mills Chair Endowment Fund and Agricultural Experiment Station of the University of Kentucky.
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- reverse zoonosis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Infectious Diseases