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Currently, in Mexico and around the world, the swine industry is suffering from the health consequences in animals due to the presence of different infectious agents, such as viruses, particularly coronaviruses like the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus, which have a direct impact on the health of pigs. Moreover, these viruses also directly affect human health, along with other zoonotic infectious agents such as SARS-CoV-2.

Research for the development of new strategies to combat these infectious agents is essential to ensure food safety and the health of the population. In this project, the use of polyenes is proposed as an alternative to fight against coronaviruses. Having antiviral agents is of utmost importance, as it represents an exploratory alternative to combat the negative impact on swine production and to safeguard human health, taking into account the most recent pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.


Fundings:  PAPIIT
Directors:  Rosa Elena Sarmiento, Iván Ortega-Blake and Jorge Hernández.
Participating countries: México.
Duration: 2023 – 2026

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