Researchers in Canada and the US say they found the coronavirus in swine tissue about two weeks after infection. Photo: Bloomberg
Researchers in Canada and the US say they found the coronavirus in swine tissue about two weeks after infection. Photo: Bloomberg

Pigs can be infected with coronavirus, Canadian-US study finds

  • Findings challenge conclusions from previous research that swine could not contract the pathogen that causes Covid-19
  • Investigation prompted by similarities between key protein receptor in pig and human cells

Researchers in Canada and the US say they found the coronavirus in swine tissue about two weeks after infection. Photo: Bloomberg
Researchers in Canada and the US say they found the coronavirus in swine tissue about two weeks after infection. Photo: Bloomberg
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