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SARS-CoV-2 exposure in escaped mink, Utah, USA

February 15, 2021

In August 2020, outbreaks of coronavirus disease were confirmed on mink farms in Utah, USA. We surveyed mammals captured on and around farms for evidence of infection or exposure. Free-ranging mink, presumed domestic escapees, exhibited high antibody titers, suggesting a potential severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 transmission pathway to native wildlife.

Publication Year 2021
Title SARS-CoV-2 exposure in escaped mink, Utah, USA
DOI 10.3201/eid2703.204444
Authors Susan A. Shriner, Jeremeny E. Ellis, J. Jeffrey Root, Annette Roug, Scott R. Stopak, Gerald W. Wiscomb, Jared R. Zierenberg, Hon S. Ip, Mia K. Torchetti, Thomas J. DeLiberto
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Emerging Infectious Diseases
Index ID 70218306
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Wildlife Health Center