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Research Project: Experimental Infections of Elk With SARS-CoV-2

Location: Infectious Bacterial Diseases Research

Project Number: 5030-32000-232-020-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement

Start Date: Sep 15, 2022
End Date: Sep 15, 2025

The purpose of this agreement is to conduct experimental infection studies of elk with SARS-CoV-2. The data obtained from these studies will provide key information relevant to public and agricultural health.

Elk will be obtained by ARS personnel and will subsequently be experimentally infected in a BSL-3 facility located in Ames, Iowa. Laboratory analyses will be conducted by the NVSL and these analyses will be paid for using an existing APHIS account code that will be provided to VS.