COVID-19 infection in mink fur business again


This 7 June 2020 video says about itself:

In the Netherlands, tens of thousands of minks are being culled after they infected several farmers with the coronavirus.

The Dutch government says this is to prevent farms from becoming long-term reservoirs of COVID-19.

Researchers are urging other countries such as Denmark and Spain to also test their animals.

Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen reports from Deurne, southern Netherlands.

Translated from Dutch NOS radio today:

Once again, the coronavirus has been diagnosed at a mink fur farm. At a breeding farm in the Brabant province town of Landhorst, all minks will be culled as quickly as possible.

It is the eighteenth company where the virus has been detected. At all seventeen others, all animals have already been killed. Ministers De Jonge (Public Health) and Schouten (Agriculture) have decided the culls because the virus can continue to circulate on fur farms for a long time and can pose a risk to the health of both humans and animals. People have been infected on some mink businesses.

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