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An Overview of SARS‐CoV‐2 and Animal Infection

Version 1 : Received: 10 April 2020 / Approved: 12 April 2020 / Online: 12 April 2020 (14:14:25 CEST)
Version 2 : Received: 15 May 2020 / Approved: 16 May 2020 / Online: 16 May 2020 (18:06:34 CEST)

How to cite: Mahdy, M. An Overview of SARS‐CoV‐2 and Animal Infection. Preprints 2020, 2020040192. Mahdy, M. An Overview of SARS‐CoV‐2 and Animal Infection. Preprints 2020, 2020040192.


A novel coronavirus has been reported as the causative pathogen of the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak Wuhan city, China in December 2019. Due to the rapid spreading of COVID-19 worldwide, it has been announced as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). Hospitalized patients in Wuhan are associated with the Huanan seafood wholesale market where live animals, such as poultry, bats, snakes, frogs, rabbits, marmots, and hedgehogs are sold in that market which suggests a possible zoonotic infection. Therefore, it is essential to identify the potential animal reservoir, and the possibility of infection for other animal species. This short review aims to provide an overview on the relation between severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus‐2 (SARS‐CoV‐2) infection and animals.


animal; COVID-19; intermediate host; SARS-COV-2


Medicine and Pharmacology, Veterinary Medicine

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