International Journal of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry
Vol. 5, Issue 6, Part A (2020)
SARS-CoV-2 and animals: what we known!
Author(s): Andreia Garcês, Justna Prada and Isabel Pires
Abstract: In December 2019 emerged in Wuhan (China), an outbreak of fatal pneumonia, caused by the SARS-CoV-2, that rapidly became a pandemic infecting million worldwide. This virus had its origin on wild animals, although its transmission and mutations are still not very clear. Questions are rising with the development of the pandemic: if a reverse zoonosis could occur, could humans affected other animals’ species and those infect other species and humans. Since the begging of the pandemic there has been a few reports from around the world of animals being infected with SARS-CoV-2 and none from animals to humans. The virus has become a concern by its impacts on animals’ health. We need to adapt and promote sustainable measures for the management of the environment and animals under a ‘One Health’ movement.