The Michigan Mink Mystery: How An Interspecies Epidemic Arose

But determining when and in whom the mutations first appeared would require much more virus samples from farm workers, local residents and mink before and after the outbreak. “This data is not available,” said Arinjay Banerjee, a virologist at the University of Saskatchewan. During 2020, tests were difficult for Americans to access, and few patient …

A Virus Variant Seen in Mink Infected Four Americans

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed on Monday that at least four people in Michigan were infected with a mostly mink version of the coronavirus in the first year of the epidemic. The cluster, which previously included only three cases, represents the first known instance of possible animal-to-human transmission of the virus in …

A Virus Variant Seen in Mink Infected Four Americans

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed on Monday that at least four people in Michigan were infected with a mostly mink version of the coronavirus in the first year of the epidemic. The cluster, which previously included only three cases, represents the first known instance of possible animal-to-human transmission of the virus in …