Active epidemiological surveillance of infectious agents represents a fundamental tool for understanding the transmission dynamics of pathogens and establishing public policies that can reduce or limit their expansion. Epidemiological surveillance […]» Read more
The vampire bat (Desmodus rotundus) is a hematophagous animal that feeds exclusively on the blood of domestic mammals. Vampire bat feeding habits enable their contact with mammalian hosts and may […]» Read more
SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 variant of concern detected in a pet dog and cat after exposure to a person with COVID-19, USA.
As part of a longitudinal household transmission study of pets living with persons with COVID-19 in Texas, two pets were confirmed to be infected with the SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 variant of […]» Read more
Limited cross-species transmission and absence of mutations associated with SARS-CoV-2 adaptation in cats: A case study of infection in a small household setting.
In the present study, the course of SARS-CoV-2 natural infection in two asymptomatic cats, which were negative for immunosuppressive retroviral infections, is investigated. The source of the virus for the […]» Read more
The aim of this review paper is to evaluate the putative susceptibilities of different free-ranging wild animal species in Belgium to SARS-CoV-2 and provide a risk assessment of SARS-CoV-2 infection […]» Read more
Advanced and accurate forecasting of COVID-19 cases plays a crucial role in planning and supplying resources effectively. Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques have proved their capability in time series forecasting non-linear […]» Read more
SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in Iran; the dynamics of the epidemic and evidence on two independent introductions.
The SARS-CoV-2 virus has been rapidly spreading globally since December 2019, triggering a pandemic, soon after its emergence. While Iran was among the first countries confronted with rapid spread of […]» Read more
Current results do not provide conclusive evidence on the effect of BCG vaccination on COVID-19 alone or in combination with other factors. To address this limitation, in this study we […]» Read more
Face-touching behavior as a possible correlate of mask-wearing: A video observational study of public place incidents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Most countries in the world have recommended or mandated face masks in some or all public places during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, mask use has been thought to increase people’s […]» Read more
Influenza D virus in respiratory disease in Canadian, province of Québec, cattle: relative importance and evidence of new reassortment between different clades.
Influenza D virus (IDV), a segmented single stranded negative sense ribonucleic acid (RNA) virus belongs to the new Delta influenza virus genus of the Orthomyxoviridae family. Cattle was proposed as […]» Read more
A new coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2 emerged in Wuhan in 2019, and spread rapidly to the rest of the world causing the pandemic disease named coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19). […]» Read more
The immune response does not prevent homologous Porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus reinfection five months after the initial challenge.
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the duration of protective immunity against Porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV). To do so, a two phases study was performed. In […]» Read more
Different dynamics of mean SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Ct values between the first and second COVID-19 waves in the Madrid population.
SARS-CoV2-RT-PCR cycle-threshold values from 18,803 cases (2 March-4 October) in Madrid define three stages: i) initial ten weeks with sustained reduction of viral load (Ct: 23.4-32.3), ii) stability with low-viral […]» Read more
Prospective surveillance study in a 1,400-bed university hospital: COVID-19 exposure at home was the main risk factor for SARS-CoV-2 point seroprevalence among hospital staff.
The Co-HCW study is a prospective cohort study among hospital staff, including healthcare workers (HCWs) and administration staff, at the Jena University Hospital (JUH), Germany. The objectives of this study […]» Read more
The risk from SARS-CoV-2 to bat species in England and mitigation options for conservation field workers.
The newly evolved coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, which has precipitated a global Covid-19 pandemic among the human population, has been shown to be associated with disease in captive wild animals. Bats (Chiroptera) […]» Read more
The variety and widespread of coronavirus in natural reservoir animals is likely to cause epidemics via interspecific transmission, which has attracted much attention due to frequent coronavirus epidemics in recent […]» Read more
Feline chaphamaparvovirus (FeChPV) in cats with enteritis and upper respiratory tract disease (URTD).
Feline chaphamaparvovirus (FeChPV) is a novel parvovirus, first discovered in a multi-facility feline shelter in Canada in 2019, during an outbreak of acute gastro-enteritis (AGE) in cats, and detected at […]» Read more
The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has resulted in an unprecedented public health crisis and economic losses. Although several cases of cats […]» Read more
A multi-regional, hierarchical-tier mathematical model of the spread and control of COVID-19 epidemics from epicenter to adjacent regions.
Epicenters are the focus of COVID-19 research, whereas emerging regions with mainly imported cases due to population movement are often neglected. Classical compartmental models are useful, however, likely oversimplify the […]» Read more
The analysis of genetic diversity in SARS-CoV-2 is the focus of several studies, providing insights into how the virus emerged and evolves. Most common changes in SARS CoV-2 are single […]» Read more
First genome sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 recovered from an infected cat and its owner in Latin America.
An 11 years-old male mixed-breed cat, with exclusively indoor life, presented 3 cough episodes after the owners tested positive by RT-PCR for SARS-CoV-2. The house is inhabited by 5 people […]» Read more
Cryptosporidium parvum is a major zoonotic pathogen responsible for outbreaks of severe diarrhea in humans and calves. Almost all investigations of cryptosporidiosis outbreaks caused by C. parvum have focused on […]» Read more
In vitro Characterisation of SARS-CoV-2 and Susceptibility of Domestic Ferrets (Mustela putorius furo).
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) is an emerging virus that has caused significant human morbidity and mortality since its detection in late 2019. With the rapid emergence has come […]» Read more
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an emerging and rapidly evolving profound pandemic, which causes severe acute respiratory syndrome and results in significant case fatality around the world including Bangladesh. […]» Read more
Outcomes and prognostic factors in 70 non-survivors and 595 survivors with COVID-19 in Wuhan, China.
Since first outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) occurred in December 2019, more than 51 millions cases had been reported globally. We aimed to identify the risk factors for in-hospital […]» Read more
The susceptibility of turkeys, chickens and chicken embryos to SARS-CoV-2 was evaluated by experimental infection. Turkeys and chickens were inoculated using a combination of intranasal, oral and ocular routes. Both […]» Read more
Experimental challenge of a North American bat species, big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus), with SARS-CoV-2.
The recently emerged novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, is phylogenetically related to bat coronaviruses (CoVs), specifically SARS-related CoVs from the Eurasian bat family Rhinolophidae. As this human pandemic virus has spread across […]» Read more
The influenza D virus (IDV) was first identified and characterized in 2011. Considering the virus’ zoonotic potential, its genome nature (segmented RNA virus), its worldwide circulation in livestock and its […]» Read more
Since first identified in December of 2019, COVID-19 has been quickly spreading to the world in few months and COVID-19 cases are still undergoing rapid surge in most countries worldwide. […]» Read more
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has caused a pandemic with millions of infected humans and hundreds of thousands of fatalities. As the novel disease – referred to as […]» Read more