Researchers urge scrutiny of porcine deltacoronaviruses


Porcine deltacoronavirus may have originated in birds, which transmitted it to pigs directly or through intermediate mammal hosts, according to a study in Pathogens. Humans are susceptible to PDCoV infection, and while PDCoV does not appear to pose a serious health risk to humans, the researchers recommend close surveillance in avian and mammalian species due to the virus' zoonotic characteristics.

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