PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (88): Germany, animals, research, pig, chicken, bat, ferret

COVID-19 — Germany
SARS-CoV-2 is a recently emerged zoonotic pathogen, and susceptibility of different animals that are either known virus reservoirs, might serve as animal models or are possibly in close contact with infected humans is still understudied. Here we report on SARS-CoV-2 infection experiments in fruit bats, ferrets, pigs and chickens.
Animals were intranasally inoculated with 10^5 TCID50 and monitored for virus shedding by samples taken from the upper respiratory tract as well as fecal samples.