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Studies on SARS-CoV-2 in pigs contradict each other

Domestic swine might be susceptible to SARS-CoV-2, according to a study posted before peer review on the preprint server bioRxiv by scientists at Iowa State University, the University of Manitoba and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. However, another study by researchers at Kansas State University confirmed prior studies showing that pigs are not susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection. The breeds and ages of the pigs in the different studies could be factors in susceptibility, as could the dosage, and both research teams say more studies are needed.

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