(COPENHAGEN, Denmark.) #Coronavirus Animal Report: Officials will cull around one million mink after finding further #COVID19 infections among the animals at farms that breed them for their fur the Ministry of Environment and Food said in a statement issued on Thursday evening #AceHealthDesk report

#AceHealthReport – Oct.02: Denmark to cull up to 1 million mink due to risk of #coronavirus contagion: The Nordic country is the world’s largest producer of mink and had previously culled animals on farms hit by infections, but outbreaks have persisted: Fresh cases have been registered at 41 mink farms and another 20 were believed affected, totalling up to 1 million minks, the Ministry of Environment and Food said in a statement issued on Thursday evening: As a precaution, the culling will include farms situated within 8 km (5 miles) of a farm with infected mink: “My main focus is on ensuring, that the…mink farms do not become an infection risk for people, and therefore the government has decided to cull the mink,” Food Minister Mogens Jensen told a press briefing:

#Coronavirus Report: Denmark Officials to carry-out second culling of another one-million-mink with #COVID19 infections

Reuters Wire News, [Oct 2, 2020 at 12:23] https://t.me/reuters_news_agency/37550
In May, Spain ordered the culling of all 93,000 mink at a farm to prevent human contagion after finding that most of the mink there were infected with the coronavirus: The Netherlands reported a similar outbreak and undertook a cull after two people were reported to have been infected by mink, though such cases of animal-to-human transmission are believed to be extremely rare: There have also been occasional cases of zoo animals and house pets coming down with the coronavirus during the global pandemic, with their owners the likely cause of infection”

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