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First Evidence of Natural SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Domestic Rabbits

By Matthieu Fritz, Daphné de Riols de Fonclare, Déborah Garcia, Stéphanie Beurlet, Pierre Becquart, Serge G. Rosolen, Alexandra Briend-Marchal, Eric M. Leroy

Category Journal Articles

We tested 144 pet rabbits sampled in France between November 2020 and June 2021 for antibodies to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) by microsphere immunoassay. We reported the first evidence of a natural SARS-CoV-2 infection in rabbits with a low observed seroprevalence between 0.7% and 1.4%.


Marcy Wilhelm-South

Purdue University

Date 2022
Publication Title Veterinary Sciences
Volume 9
Issue 2
Pages 4
Publisher MDPI
DOI 10.3390/vetsci9020049
Language English
Additional Language English
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  1. Animal health and hygiene
  2. Animal welfare
  3. Covid-19
  4. Health
  5. One Health
  6. open access
  7. rabbits
  1. open access