Spain to cull nearly 100,000 mink after coronavirus spread on farm

Spain to cull nearly 100,000 mink after coronavirus spread on farm

92,700 mink at a farm in north-eastern Spain’s Aragon province are to be culled after many of them tested positive for coronavirus. The farm has been under observation since May when the wife of a worker was tested positive for Covid-19. Seven farm workers subsequently tested positive on May 22. Since then no animals have left the property, which is the only mink farm in Aragon.

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While the Agriculture Minister has said the animals will be slaughtered to 'avoid risk of human transmission' she also adds it isn't clear 'if transmission is possible from animals to humans and vice versa' Is not the killing of 92,000 minks an extreme step given that there is still a lack of clarity over whether or not they could spread the virus?

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