Wisconsin’s No. 1 mink farming industry now seen as a COVID-19 risk


January 30th, 2021

23 mins 25 secs

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Rampant COVID-19 infections and thousands of deaths of Wisconsin mink could pose a potential threat to humans, as viruses can hop between species and mutate. Now, mink farmers are gearing up to get the vaccine along with first responders and essential workers in Wisconsin. The state has not seen a mink-to-human infection yet, but evidence of mink-to-human transmission in Denmark, the world’s top mink producer, is concerning officials.

Reporting by Kate Golden. Originally published January 30, 2021.

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