Coronavirus Infections of Animals: Future Risks to Humans

I. M. Donnik, Ig V. Popov, S. V. Sereda, Il V. Popov, M. L. Chikindas, A. M. Ermakov

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Abstract—: Coronaviruses have tremendous evolutionary potential, and three major outbreaks of new human coronavirus infections have occurred in the recent history of humankind. In this paper, the patterns of occurrence of new zoonotic coronavirus infections and the role of bioveterinary control in preventing their potential outbreaks in the future are determined. The possibility of SARS-CoV-2 infection in companion animals is considered. Diverse human activities may trigger various interactions between animal species and their viruses, sometimes causing the emergence of new viral pathogens. In addition, the possibility of using probiotics for the control of viral infections in animals is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-37
Number of pages12
JournalBiology Bulletin
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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