Global threat to humans and animals by coronaviruses
Linda Saif, scientist in Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and College of Veterinary Medicine, presented the Pijoan Lecture to kick off the 2015 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference.
Saif discussed how coronaviruses continue to evolve and emerge globally as a cause of fatal respiratory and enteric infections of young animals and humans.
"There is no evidence that PEDV is zoonotic," Saif says. "TGE has been around a long time and I think if it had the ability to be transmitted to humans that it would have by now ... but they can evolve, but as of yet, there is no evidence."