From Pigs to People: Identifying a Threat


Research at the Food Animal Health Research Program (FAHRP) in collaboration with Utrecht University in the Netherlands identified a pig virus with the potential to spread to people.  No human cases have been found, but there is concern about what this can mean for human and animal populations.     

“We’re very concerned about emerging coronaviruses and worry about the harm they can do to animals and their potential to jump to humans,” said Dr. Linda Saif, senior author of the study and a distinguished university professor of veterinary preventive medicine.  Read more about the study here. 

The work happening at FAHRP ranges from animal disease to diseases found in humans to food safety.  The work they do makes us all safer.  Learn more about their research here or support their work with a gift.