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Coronavirus spreads to 39th fur farm, no moves yet on total cull

Coronavirus has been found on three more mink farms, taking to the total to 39, the farm ministry said on Monday. The latest infections mean coronavirus has now been identified on 35% of the country’s 110 fur farms. The three new farms are home to a total of 22,500 breeding mink, all of which currently have between four to six pups. All the animals will now be gassed. The outbreak was discovered via the routine testing of dead animals which…

Coronavirus has been found on three more mink farms, taking to the total to 39, the farm ministry said on Monday.

The latest infections mean coronavirus has now been identified on 35% of the country’s 110 fur farms.

The three new farms are home to a total of 22,500 breeding mink, all of which currently have between four to six pups. All the animals will now be gassed.

The outbreak was discovered via the routine testing of dead animals which was introduced after the first infection were identified earlier in the pandemic.

The government’s Outbreak Management Team is due to report soon on whether the mink on all Dutch fur farms should be culled in an effort to stop the spread of the virus. Mink are known to…

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