MOSCOW – Russia on Wednesday claimed to have registered the world’s first coronavirus vaccine for animals.
“Clinical trials of the vaccine, Carnivak-Cov, began in October and included dogs, cats, foxes, Arctic foxes, minks and other animals,” stated Konstantin Savenkov, the deputy head of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance.
“Carnivak-Cov, a sorbate inactivated vaccine against the coronavirus infection for carnivorous animals, developed by Rosselkhoznadzor’s Federal Center for Animal Health, has been registered in Russia. So far, it is the world’s first and only product for preventing COVID-19 in animals,” Konstantin Savenkov stated.
The vaccine is estimated to final no less than six months and may “prevent further mutations of the virus. The outcome of the research gives us grounds to conclude that the vaccine is safe and has strong immunogenic effect, because all vaccinated animals developed antibodies to novel coronavirus in 100%” Savenkov additional added.
It’s reported that the vaccine will doubtless go into mass manufacturing as quickly as April, and a number of home animal-breeding enterprises and business companies in Greece, Poland and Austria plan to purchase it.
Russian scientists are persevering with their analysis to be able to decide how lengthy the vaccine’s results final within the animals.
The World Well being Group states that whereas COVID-19 is believed to have doubtless originated in a bat, there is no such thing as a proof that animals play “a significant role” in spreading COVID-19 to folks. Nevertheless, the group additionally says that the virus “can spread from people to animals in some situations, especially during close contact,” however the threat is “considered to be low.”
Cats, canine, large cats, gorillas, mink and few different mammals can grow to be contaminated with the virus and there have been experiences of animals contracting COVID-19 worldwide, based on WHO. Many of the animals had contact with virus-positive folks.