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'Zombie' COVID-Infected Mink Re-Emerging From Graves

Newser — Evann Gastaldo

Denmark is culling millions of minks to stop a dangerous mutated form of the coronavirus from spreading to humans, but some of those minks don't seem to want to stay in the ground.

As USA Today reports, minks infected with the mutated COVID-19 strain are re-emerging after being buried in shallow graves. There's a logical explanation behind the "zombie" minks, the Guardian reports: As the bodies decay, gases are formed that cause them to expand, sometimes pushing them all the way above ground.

Officials plan to nearly double the three-foot depth at which minks were being buried in order to put a halt to the creepy phenomenon, but some critics are calling for the bodies to be incinerated instead.

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