France finds COVID-19 in mink at one farm - ministry1 min read . Updated: 22 Nov 2020, 08:08 PM IST
Cases in mink have also been reported elsewhere in Europe, notably in Sweden, Greece and the Netherlands
Cases in mink have also been reported elsewhere in Europe, notably in Sweden, Greece and the Netherlands.
In Denmark, the virus was found to have mutated into a different strain, which experts feared could render a vaccine less effective if transmitted back to humans. Around 17 million mink are due to be culled there.
France started testing its four mink farms in mid-November.
"At this stage, tests have shown the virus circulating in an Eure-et-Loire farm," the ministry said. "A second farm is unscathed. Tests are still under way in the last two farms, with results expected during the week."
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