NIH Developed Rhesus Macaque Model to Study Novel Coronavirus Infection


Transmission electron micrograph of novel coronavirus particles, colorized in yellow

As reported in the online edition of New England Journey Medical on April 18, 2013, National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers have developed a rhesus macaque model for coronavirus infection, and used it to study how the virus causes disease and to evaluate potential vaccines and antiviral treatments.

For details, refer to the CORRESPONDENCE:

Pneumonia from Human Coronavirus in a Macaque Model. N Engl J Med (2013) doi: 10.1056/NEJMc1215691.

Vincent J. Munster, Emmie de Wit, Heinz Feldmann