They are successfully testing a coronavirus vaccine for animals

Researchers from the Complutense University of Madrid have successfully tested a prototype vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus responsible for the COVID-19 aimed at animals.

While the disease is not of major concern in veterinary medicine, researchers have emphasized the importance of anticipating possible new scenarios and potential problems that could lead to new variants of the virus. epidemiological level.

“In our study, we demonstrate high efficacy of the vaccine prototype to limit the replication of the virus in cats, which would help control inter-animal transmission and prevent them from acting as potential sources of infection,” explains Sandra. Barroso, researcher at the Service. of viral immunology and preventive medicine from the UCM.

This experimental study, the results of which have been published in the journal Research in Veterinary Science, was conducted at the Veterinary Health Surveillance Center (VISAVET) of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of UCM, in collaboration with the Microbial Immunology Unit of the Institute of Health Carlos III , as part of the project “Study of the potential impact of COVID-19 in pets and bobcats”.

Source: El heraldo