How Do You Get Covid From US Mink? The Story Virals in Michigan

Published April 20th, 2022 - 08:32 GMT
A mink is photographed on a farm in October in Hjoerring, Denmark.
A mink is photographed on a farm in October in Hjoerring, Denmark. The country will cull its population of minks after discovering coronavirus outbreaks. Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images

ALBAWABA - Its another Covid-19 story and its in the United States. Four people have been infected with the deadly virus in Michigan. 

So what you might say. People get infected all the time, so what's new? Well, this time the four have been infected from mink. Two are direct, since they are employed at a mink farm in Michigan and the other are in direct contact with the establishment. 

That got your ears perking! Its people who may, and usually pass the virus to animals not the other way round. This is a very rare case of animal-to-human transition and its the first reported case since 2020 when the global virus begin and reported in Mink.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are hot on the tracks of the new finds. The social media has been busy reporting with different curious posts. And as can be expected its making national news. 

After the news someone came out and plainly said: 

Another pointed out:

All sorts of views came out and some of them with mirth with one saying there is "a bit of poetic justice in that", simply posted:

The is goes on. But the mink has got everyone talking on social 


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