Reply
Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 7,988
Registered: ‎02-19-2014

Re: Minks dying of COVID-19 in Utah and Wisconsin

Here you go, @Mindy D. I just clicked on HTML above the writing area. And I went in there and deleted the extra HTML tags, particularly the one that created the spoiler.
 
Confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 in Animals in the United States

The table below lists cases of SAR-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans) in animals that have been confirmed by USDA’s National Veterinary Services Laboratories. Only the first animal of a species at a single facility, home or location will be reported in the table.

 

SARS-CoV-2 is considered to be an emerging disease by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). USDA must report confirmed animal infections in the United States to the OIE. We are still learning about the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19 in people, but it appears that it can spread from people to animals in some situations. A small number of animals worldwide, have been reported to be infected with SARS-CoV-2, mostly after close contact with people with COVID-19. More information on COVID-19 can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/animals/pets-other-animals.html

 
Type of AnimalDate ConfirmedStateMethod of Initial Diagnosis*
Tiger~acApril 4, 2020New YorkPCR
Lion~aApril 15, 2020New YorkPCR
Cat~bApril 22, 2020New YorkPCR
Cat~bApril 22, 2020New YorkPCR
Dog~,bJune 1, 2020New YorkPCR, Ab
Cat~June 1, 2020MinnesotaPCR
Cat~cJune 4, 2020IllinoisPCR
Dog~June 24, 2020New YorkAb
Dog~June 24, 2020New YorkAb
Dog~bJuly 1, 2020GeorgiaPCR
Dog~cJuly 8, 2020TexasPCR
Cat~July 8, 2020CaliforniaPCR
Dog~July 9, 2020South CarolinaPCR
Dog~July 15, 2020 ArizonaPCR
Cat~bJuly 21, 20201TexasPCR
Cat~bJuly 22, 2020 1TexasPCR
2 Cats and 1 Dog~July 22, 20201UtahAb
Cat~July 22, 20201UtahAb
Cat~July 22, 20201UtahAb
Dog~July 22, 20201UtahAb
Dog~July 22, 20201WisconsinAb
Dog~July 22, 20201WisconsinAb
Dog~July 22, 20201North CarolinaAb
Dog~bcAugust 3, 2020LouisianaPCR
Dog~August 11, 2020North CarolinaPCR
Cat~bAugust 11, 20201TexasPCR
Dog~cAugust 11, 20201TexasPCR
2 CatsAugust 12, 20201New YorkAb
Cat~August 12, 2020GeorgiaPCR
Mink~August 17, 2020UtahPCR
Mink~August 17, 2020UtahPCR
Mink~August 19, 2020UtahPCR
Mink~August 19, 2020UtahPCR
Cat~August 24, 2020CaliforniaPCR
Mink~August 25, 2020UtahPCR
Cat~bcAugust 25, 2020MarylandPCR
Cat~August 25, 2020ArizonaAb
    
DogAugust 25, 2020TexasAb
2 CatsAugust 25, 2020TexasAb
DogAugust 25, 2020TexasAb
DogAugust 25, 2020TexasAb
CatAugust 25, 2020TexasAb
DogAugust 25, 2020TexasAb
DogAugust 25, 2020TexasAb
Cat~bcAugust 27, 2020LouisianaPCR
Dog~September 2, 20201TexasPCR
CatbcSeptember 2, 20201TexasPCR
Cat~September 2, 20201TexasPCR
Cat~cSeptember 2, 20201TexasPCR
Dog~September 2, 20201TexasPCR
CatSeptember 17, 2020KentuckyPCR
MinkSeptember 17, 2020UtahPCR
3 CatsdSeptember 24, 2020New YorkPCR
MinkSeptember 24, 2020UtahAb
MinkSeptember 24, 2020UtahPCR
CatSeptember 30, 2020TexasPCR
DogSeptember 30, 2020TexasPCR
CatOctober 6, 2020AlabamaPCR
MinkOctober 7, 2020UtahPCR
MinkOctober 7, 2020WisconsinPCR
MinkdOctober 7, 2020MichiganPCR

PCR:real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction; Ab: virus neutralizing antibody
~Animal had exposure to a probable or confirmed human with COVID-19.
aAnother three tigers and two lions at the same facility were all confirmed with SARS-CoV-2.
bVirus neutralizing antibodies were identified in other animal(s) in the household.
cVirus neutralizing antibodies were also identified.
d The COVID-19 status of humans associated with the case is unknown and/or under investigation.
1Samples collected as part of planned and targeted active surveillance of a specific animal, with known or suspected exposures to a person with COVID-19 or other exposure to SARS-CoV-2, to better understand risk factors for SARS-CoV-2 transmission.
 
 
When you’re accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression.
"Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
Honored Contributor
Posts: 9,187
Registered: ‎05-23-2010

Re: Minks dying of COVID-19 in Utah and Wisconsin

[ Edited ]

I'm not certain from the scant research on this issue that humans ca not contract the virus from minks. Studying this issue in ferrets and minks should be a priority. We are still not  certain enough that the vector/ intermediate host for COVID-19 is a pangolin. 

Respected Contributor
Posts: 3,909
Registered: ‎01-14-2017

Re: Minks dying of COVID-19 in Utah and Wisconsin

Both are sad, the mink farm, and that they are sick.

Respected Contributor
Posts: 2,050
Registered: ‎03-10-2010

Re: Minks dying of COVID-19 in Utah and Wisconsin

I live in N. WI. There used to be alot of mink farms in the Northern tier. This State is not doing well with Covid as of late. Thankfully our county's schools are well in my area. 

 

It was on the news this week that Covid was found  in a small amount in Lake Superior. Funding help was going to cease.  It was able to continue to be reasearched through the University of Wisc. as deemed necessary.

Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 7,988
Registered: ‎02-19-2014

Re: Minks dying of COVID-19 in Utah and Wisconsin


@GorgF wrote:

I live in N. WI. There used to be alot of mink farms in the Northern tier. This State is not doing well with Covid as of late. Thankfully our county's schools are well in my area. 

 

It was on the news this week that Covid was found  in a small amount in Lake Superior. Funding help was going to cease.  It was able to continue to be reasearched through the University of Wisc. as deemed necessary.


Just to be clear, I read about that, and the Covid found in the water was viral remnants, not active virus that anyone could catch. Someone might read this and worry they could get infected from their tap water or from swimming, which is not a concern here.

 

It's important to study because the level in bodies of water can indicate how infected the nearby area is. And without adequate testing of individuals or contact tracing, we're flying blind right now.

When you’re accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression.
"Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
Trusted Contributor
Posts: 1,823
Registered: ‎03-10-2010

Re: Minks dying of COVID-19 in Utah and Wisconsin

It seems that the virus can go from mink to people - documented in Denmark.   If intereted you can google "mink mutation."

Do the math.
Respected Contributor
Posts: 2,496
Registered: ‎01-23-2019

Re: Minks dying of COVID-19 in Utah and Wisconsin

[ Edited ]

I just read an article yesterday about the thousands upon thousand of infected minks being slaughtered in Denmark and Spain. I thought, oh glad it's not here. Little did I know. Thanks for the info. Very sad and terrible all around.

Trusted Contributor
Posts: 1,823
Registered: ‎03-10-2010

Re: Minks dying of COVID-19 in Utah and Wisconsin


@Grouchomarx wrote:

I just read an article yesterday about the thousands upon thousand of infected monks being slaughtered in Denmark and Spain. I thought, oh glad it's not here. Little did I know. Thanks for the info. Very sad and terrible all around.


 

 

Yes, I have to admit it made me feel very sad as well. 

Do the math.
Respected Contributor
Posts: 4,938
Registered: ‎03-10-2010

Re: Minks dying of COVID-19 in Utah and Wisconsin


@Grouchomarx wrote:

I just read an article yesterday about the thousands upon thousand of infected monks being slaughtered in Denmark and Spain. I thought, oh glad it's not here. Little did I know. Thanks for the info. Very sad and terrible all around.


@Grouchomarx 

You might want to go back and edit that typo. Thousands of infected monks being slaughtered??? (Have to admit it made me smile, even tho this is no laughing matter.)

Trusted Contributor
Posts: 1,019
Registered: ‎03-06-2020

Re: Minks dying of COVID-19 in Utah and Wisconsin

I wonder why they don't use the infected minks to study how the virus operates, test potential drugs, etc. considering their lungs are just as susceptible as humans? 

"Coming to ya from Florida"