Dutch mink farms in spotlight again after mutant Covid virus found in Denmark

The World Health Organisation is looking into biosecurity at mink farms following the decision by Denmark to cull all 17 million mink on the country’s fur farms because a mutated version of coronavirus has spread to people who work on them. The WHO’s coronavirus technical chief Maria van Kerkhove told a briefing in Geneva on Friday that transmission of the virus between animals and humans was ‘a concern,’ but added that mutations are normal and  have been tracked since the … Continue reading Dutch mink farms in spotlight again after mutant Covid virus found in Denmark