the Fda has found corona virus in more than half of the minkene in yet another nordjysk minkbesætning located in the Municipality of Hjørring.
It informs the agency in a press release.
this is The third time that the Fda finds infection with the coronavirus with a minkbesætning in the north of Jutland.
the Fda advises that minkfarmen is located in a locality where the population has been hit by a 'strain'.
Virusudbruddet has already led to the killing of the other two minkbesætninger previously found.
Also the third minkbesætning must be killed. This is expected to happen Friday. A total of 5000 mink should let life. They are gassed with carbon monoxide, after which they will be driven to destruction.
It all happens under the powerful account of the coronavirus does not spread, says Nikolas Hove, beredskabschef with the Fda. He assures residents of the area that they can feel safe.
- to the (infection from mink to man, red.) can happen, you have to be in close contact with an infected mink in over a quarter of an hour. It is not normal. The risk is very small, and there are many measures on the farmene, which makes minkene can't get out, he says.
the Fda has been engaged in a national screening for coronavirus in 120 minkfarme. None of the three crews are in the screening.
the Reason why there has been made a closer examination of the farm, was because the people with relation to the farm had told the Fda that they were infected with the coronavirus.
the Outbreaks on the north minkfarme started in the middle of June, when the first smitteudbrud with the coronavirus was identified.
a Short time after, there was an identified infection at another farm, and after the outbreak it was decided to put time in a screening of the minkfarme.
Minkbranchen is a billion dollar business in Denmark, with over five billion dollars in annual revenue, according to the Danish Minkavlere. It is, however, a halving of the industry's turnover from four years earlier.
Minkavlere have aired concerns that the coronakrisen going to make matters worse for the industry.
Infection among mink is also seen in other countries, among other in the Netherlands.