Study: Ebola virus strain in pigs can jump to other animals

05/13/2011 | Medindia.net (India)

Canadian researchers have found that domestic pigs exposed to Zaire Ebola virus, a highly infectious strain affecting humans, not only can develop disease, but also can transmit that disease to other animals. Pigs with no previous exposure to the virus but were cohabiting with the infected animals also contracted the virus, researchers reported in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.

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