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ASFV has brought enormous economic loss to a number of countries, and effective vaccine and therapy are still lacking. A rapid, sensitive, and field-deployable detection of ASFV is important for disease surveillance and control. This article describes the development of a Cas12a-mediated portable paper assay to rapidly and precisely detect ASFV.
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Sars-2 (Covid-19) Susceptibility of ferrets, cats, dogs, and other domesticated animals to SARS–coronavirus 2. This article describes that SARS-CoV-2 replicates poorly in dogs, pigs, chickens, and ducks, but ferrets and cats are permissive to infection. The authors found experimentally that cats are susceptible to airborne infection. This study provides important insights into the animal models...
The sanitary crisis all over Europe has made the European institutions adapt in their daily work: teleworking, modified agenda and postponed meetings are now the norm. As a matter of fact, non-essential staffers are required to work from home.
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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.  
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The article indicates risk, related to virus load and shedding, and present possible difficulties with proper disease recognition at farm level. The results revealed that even a very low dose (5 HAU) may initiate the infection. Various forms of the disease (acute, subacute, and chronic), mainly with prodromal clinical signs like fever, apathy, and reduced feed intake were observed.
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