Updated severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) data in humans are provided in Table 1. This synopsis summarizes the latest findings on animal sources that could pose a risk for human SARS-CoV-2 infection and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The provided information may be important during xenotransplantation or for immunocompromised individuals who own or work with animals on a regular basis. It is widely accepted that coronavirus species can be identified in both humans and various animal species and are commonly associated with respiratory or gastrointestinal disease, or both (1). With SARS-CoV-2 cases in humans continuously increasing on a daily basis, it is important to understand which animal species may potentially be susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection and hence may serve as a reservoir for human infections ...


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Opriessnig, T. & Huang, Y. 2020, 'Further information on possible animal sources for human COVID-19', Xenotransplantation, 27(6), article no: e12651. https://doi.org/10.1111/xen.12651

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