First cases of COVID-19 in Polish mink.

First cases of COVID-19 in Polish mink

26 November 2020

Polish scientists have identifies the first cases of coronavirus in mink at a farm in the north of the country.

The Medical University of Gdansk said that eight animals were found to be infected at a breeding farm in the Pomeranian Voivodeship. 

Poland, a major producer of mink fur, started coronavirus tests among its farmed mink and workers this month after a mutation of the virus was found in Denmark. 

Veterinary and sanitary authorities in Poland said last week that 18 coronavirus cases had been identifies among mink farmworkers since the start of the pandemic, but it was unlikely that to have been spread by the animals.

“The obtained results indicate the possibility of transmission of the virus from humans to minks,” the Medical University of Gdansk said in a statement. 

Poland is the world’s third-largest fur producer after China and Denmark, according to animal rights groups that are campaigning for an end to breeding animals like mink for fur. 

Read more at source

Euronews

 

WAV Past posts on Polish fur:

Poland: The Price of A Fur Coat. Terrible animal suffering revealed on huge Polish fur farm. – World Animals Voice

Some Very Recent Positive News From Poland Regarding Fur Farming and Animals In Entertainment. – World Animals Voice

England: This Is Huge ! Respect for Animals – Fighting the Fur Trade – Poland Close to Historic Fur Farming Ban. – – World Animals Voice

Poland: Mecca of the fur industry – World Animals Voice

Poland: The blood business with fur – World Animals Voice

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