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New mink herd must be killed after widespread corona finds
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New mink herd must be killed after widespread corona finds

New mink herd must be killed after widespread corona finds
Coronavirus has spread rapidly in new mink herds in Northern Jutland, which is therefore being killed.

Another mink herd in North Jutland has to be killed following the discovery of Covid-19 in the herd, the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration said on Monday.

Crew tests have shown that over half of the minks are infected with Covid-19, the disease that can be caused by coronavirus.

The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration has tested a mink herd in North Jutland every few days. Tests showed that Covid-19 infection has spread from few to many animals, so over half of the minks are now infected, the Food Agency writes.

In line with the first infected mink herd, the government has chosen to strike down the herd based on a precautionary principle.

The minks will therefore be killed on June 30. This is a crew of about 4200 mink.

Since the first samples were taken, the mink herd has been subject to restrictions from the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration. This means that no animals and only a few people come in and out of the herd, writes the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration.

Previously, a major outbreak of corona has been found in another North Jutland mink farm. Here all the minks were also killed. It was a crew of 11,000 mink.

In both of the two northern Jutland cases, people with contact with the mink farms have been tested positive for coronavirus infection.

Therefore, the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration has been around 120 Danish mink farms to test if there are several mink infected with coronavirus.

The answers are expected this week.

The mink industry is a billion-dollar business in Denmark with more than five billion kroner in annual revenue according to Danish mink growers. However, that is a halving of industry turnover from four years earlier.

Mink growers have voiced concern that the corona crisis is going to make the industry worse.

It is not clear from the authorities report that an answer has been found as to whether animals and humans have infected each other. And if so, who has infected who.

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