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.
|Title||SARS-CoV-2 exposure in escaped mink, Utah, USA|
|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 Subtype||Journal Article|
|Series Title||Emerging Infectious Diseases|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||National Wildlife Health Center|