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Researchers report zoonotic spillover of adapted SARS-CoV-2 from minks to humans – News-Medical.Net

In a recent report made available on bioRxiv* preprint server, researchers from Poland and Finland reveal a spillover event of mink-adapted severe acute respiratory…

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In a recent report made available on bioRxiv* preprint server, researchers from Poland and Finland reveal a spillover event of mink-adapted severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) from farmed mink to humans after an extensive adaptation process.
Even before the ongoing coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) pandemic, coronaviruses were already known as zoonotic pathogens. SARS-CoV-2 is actually the third highly pathogenic member of this family to have appeared in the 21st century…

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