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Coronavirus outbreaks on Utah farms leave 10,000 minks dead
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At least 10,000 minks have died in Utah from coronavirus as the pandemic ravages vulnerable farms, the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food said Friday.
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Though the virus has spread quickly among mink populations, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said, "there is currently no evidence that animals, including mink or other mustelids, play a significant role in spreading the virus to humans."
Most of the deaths have been among older minks, which are valued for their luxurious pelts.
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