In The Netherlands, A Farm Worker Contracted The Coronavirus Allegedly From A Mink

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In The Netherlands, A Farm Worker Contracted The Coronavirus Allegedly From A Mink
In The Netherlands, A Farm Worker Contracted The Coronavirus Allegedly From A Mink
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In the Netherlands, a farm worker contracted the coronavirus allegedly from a mink

Genetic research supports the version of animal-to-human transmission.

In the Netherlands, a farm worker contracted the coronavirus allegedly from a mink
In the Netherlands, a farm worker contracted the coronavirus allegedly from a mink

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In the Netherlands, a mink farm worker is believed to have contracted COVID-19 from animals. This was stated by the Minister of Agriculture of the country, Carola Schouten, reports Reuters.

“Based on the results of the current study of the spread of COVID-19 in mink farms, there is a possibility that mink transmission has occurred,” the Dutch government was quoted as saying by CNN.

An outbreak of COVID-19 on Dutch mink farms was first reported in April. Then the farmers discovered breathing difficulties in some animals. The infected person reported was a farm worker.

The scientists who investigated this case examined the genome of coronaviruses isolated from minks and from a sick worker. Genetic analysis showed that in this case there is a possibility of transmission of infection from mink to humans.

At the same time, the Minister of Agriculture of the Netherlands believes that one should not be afraid of new cases of transmission of infection from animals to humans. Multiple tests did not detect the virus on various surfaces on the farm.

Scientists are considering the possible role of farm cats in spreading infection between minks.

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