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Denmark to kill 11,000 mink over farm coronavirus outbreak

Denmark to kill 11,000 mink over farm coronavirus outbreak


A Danish farm is culling 11,000 mink after detecting a Covid-19 outbreak. The animals are thought to have caught the virus from their human handlers.

The mink, who stay on a farm, are being culled to “reduce the chance of potential unfold of the illness,” the Danish Veterinary and Meals Administration stated in a press release.

Denmark is the world’s largest producer of mink skins, however that is the primary outbreak among the many nation’s mink inhabitants. Over 570,000 of the animals had been not too long ago ordered to be culled within the Netherlands, after the virus was detected at 13 totally different farms there. 

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The coronavirus outbreak on the Danish farm was found after an individual related to the farm examined optimistic, which led to the animals being examined. 

Covid-19 can move between people and animals, and vice versa, however animal to human transmission doesn’t seem like as frequent. The Dutch authorities recognized two circumstances of people being contaminated by minks with the novel coronavirus in Could, which is the one recognized animal-to-human transmission recorded because the starting of the outbreak. 

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