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Wis. alerts mink farmers, veterinarians to coronavirus risk

Mink and ferrets appear to be more susceptible than most other animals to the novel coronavirus, though little evidence suggests that animals are a significant transmission route to humans, according to CDC and USDA guidance sent to veterinarians by Wisconsin agriculture officials. Veterinarians and producers who suspect that mink are infected were told to contact state animal health officials, who will coordinate testing if needed.

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