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The Omicron (B.1.1.529) SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern also affects companion animals

Artículo de investigación publicado en Frontiers in veterinary science

12 de agosto de 2022

The emergence of the Omicron variant (B.1. 1.529) has brought with it an increase in the incidence of SARS-CoV-2 disease. However, there is hardly any data on its incidence in companion animals. We have detected the presence of this new variant in domestic animals (dogs and cats) living with infected owners in Spain. None of the RT-qPCR positive animals (10.13%) presented any clinical signs and the viral loads detected were low. In addition, the shedding of viral RNA lasted a short period of time in the positive animals. Infection with this variant of concern (VOC) was confirmed by RT-qPCR and sequencing. These outcomes suggest a lower virulence of this variant in infected cats and dogs. They also demonstrate the transmission from infected humans to domestic animals and highlight the importance of active surveillance as well as genomic research to detect the presence of VOCs or mutations associated with animal hosts




Sánchez-Morales L., Sanchez-Vizcaino JM., Perez-Sancho M., Dominguez L. y Barroso P.




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Participantes:

Universidad ComplutenseServicio de Identificación y Caracterización Microbiana (ICM). Centro de Vigilancia Sanitaria Veterinaria (VISAVET). Universidad Complutense (UCM).

Universidad ComplutenseDepartamento de Sanidad Animal. Facultad de Veterinaria. Universidad Complutense (UCM).







Frontiers in veterinary science
FACTOR YEAR Q
3.471 2021

NLMID: 101666658

PMID: 36032286

ISSN: 2297-1769



TÍTULO: The Omicron (B.1.1.529) SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern also affects companion animals


REVISTA: Front Vet Sci


NUMERACIÓN: 9:940710


AÑO: 2022


EDITORIAL: Lausanne : Frontiers Media S.A


AUTORES: Sánchez-Morales L., Sanchez-Vizcaino JM., Perez-Sancho M., Dominguez L. and Barroso P.


PARTICIPANTES VISAVET


First
Lidia Sánchez Morales
2nd
José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno Rodríguez
3rd
Marta Pérez Sancho
4th
Lucas Domínguez Rodríguez

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2022.940710


CITA ESTA PUBLICACIÓN:

Sánchez-Morales L., Sanchez-Vizcaino JM., Perez-Sancho M., Dominguez L. y Barroso P. The Omicron (B.1.1.529) SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern also affects companion animals. Frontiers in veterinary science. 9:940710. 2022. (A). ISSN: 2297-1769. DOI: 10.3389/fvets.2022.940710


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