COVID-infected mink at Danish farm to be culled
COPENHAGEN (DENMARK) – Mink at a Denmark farm were found to be infected with coronavirus and all 11,000 of the animals there will have to be culled, Danish authorities said on Wednesday.
The outbreak is a first of its kind in Denmark, the world’s largest producer of mink skins. It came shortly after the virus was found at 13 mink farms in the Netherlands, where about 570,000 mink have been ordered to be culled.
“The government has decided, on a precautionary principle, that the infected mink stock will be culled to minimise the risk of potential spread of the disease,” the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration said in a statement.
A spokeswoman told Reuters that around 11,000 mink would be culled.
Mink at the Danish farm were tested after a person associated with the farm tested positive with COVID-19.
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