Domestic Poultry and SARS Coronavirus, Southern China

David E. Swayne, David L. Suarez, Erica Spackman, Terrence M. Tumpey, Joan R. Beck, Dean Erdman, Pierre E. Rollin, Thomas G. Ksiazek

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SARS coronavirus injected intratracheally into chickens, turkeys, geese, ducks, and quail, or into the allantoic sac of their embryonating eggs, failed to cause disease or replicate. This finding suggests that domestic poultry were unlikely to have been the reservoir, or associated with dissemination, of SARS coronavirus in the animal markets of southern China.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)914-916
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2004
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Swayne, D. E., Suarez, D. L., Spackman, E., Tumpey, T. M., Beck, J. R., Erdman, D., Rollin, P. E., & Ksiazek, T. G. (2004). Domestic Poultry and SARS Coronavirus, Southern China. Emerging infectious diseases, 10(5), 914-916.