UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — With COVID-19 continuing to spread around the world bringing sickness and death, a little-noticed development at Penn State’s Animal Diagnostic Laboratory takes on added significance.

With funding from the state’s Center for Poultry and Livestock Excellence, the lab, in the College of Agricultural Sciences, was able to purchase two chicken isolators to provide the capability to study highly pathogenic viral infections of chickens under biosafety level-3 conditions.

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