Experimental Infection of Cattle with SARS-CoV-2

Emerg Infect Dis. 2020 Oct 9;26(12). doi: 10.3201/eid2612.203799. Online ahead of print.


We inoculated 6 cattle with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 and kept them together with 3 in-contact, virus-naive cattle. We observed viral replication and specific seroreactivity in 2 inoculated animals, despite high levels of preexisting antibody titers against a bovine betacoronavirus. The in-contact animals did not become infected.

PMID:33034284 | DOI:10.3201/eid2612.203799