Poland: Sars-CoV-2 spillover event from mink that lasted at least three months

Animals, Coronavirus, Health, Infection, Mink, Poland, Reservoir, Symptoms, Testing, Transmission, Y453F

We report the spillover of mink-adapted SARS-CoV-2 from farmed mink to humans after adaptation that lasted at least three months.

In an isolate obtained from an asymptomatic patient testing positive for SARS-CoV-2, we found four distinguishing mutations in the S gene that gave rise to the mink-adapted variant (G75V, M177T, Y453F, and C1247F) and others.

Conclusions: Zoonotic spillover of SARS-CoV-2 can occur from mink to human. 🙄

 

ScienceinPoland.pl article: Research confirms spillover of SARS-CoV-2 from mink to farm worker

Preprint: Zoonotic spillover of SARS-CoV-2: mink-adapted virus in humans

 

 

 

 

 

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