News and analysis for the global poultry industry.
New Technologies / Coronavirus / Pig Health & Disease / Broiler Husbandry
on April 16, 2020

Study: Chickens, pigs not susceptible to COVID-19

Neither farm animal poses a risk to human health because of the virus, research says.

Pigs and chickens cannot get sick from COVID-19, although fruit bats and ferrets are susceptible to the zoonotic disease, finds a new study conducted at the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI) in Germany.

These results back up the preliminary findings of a similar preprint study in China that is currently awaiting peer

To view the full article, please register or login.