Certain animals are getting COVID. Minks are particularly susceptible

Minks are susceptible to COVID-19. This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported a positive case found in a wild mink in Utah. Image by Jan den Ouden from Pixabay

Animals can get COVID-19 too. For some reason, minks are susceptible. Last month, Denmark ordered the killing of 17 million minks there — over worries that the virus could mutate and spread back to humans. Scientists feared a mutation could cripple progress on COVID vaccines. This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported a positive case found in a wild mink in Utah.

Vox: A wild mink in Utah has Covid-19. Veterinarians fear this is just the beginning.