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Research Project: Maximum-containment Capabilities for Animal Studies

Location: Research Programs

Project Number: 3022-32000-018-031-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement

Start Date: Jul 1, 2023
End Date: Sep 30, 2024

Objective:
The primary objective of this work will be to establish maximum containment capabilities for animal studies with livestock species. Studies will be prioritized to address unmet public health needs, diagnostic assay and reagent gaps, or to answer questions of significant concern for the ARS and USDA missions.

Approach:
For the studies outlined here, domestic pigs will be challenged with Marburg virus as a pilot study to determine the susceptibility and risk associated with this heavily used, agriculture production species.