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August 06, 2020 - Chicago Tribune

More than 1 million minks killed as a precaution after COVID-19 outbreaks at farms in Spain, the Netherlands

More than 1 million minks killed as a precaution after COVID-19 outbreaks at farms in Spain, the Netherlands
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Coronavirus outbreaks at mink farms in Spain and the Netherlands have scientists digging into how the animals got infected and if they can spread it to people.

In the meantime, authorities have killed more than 1 million minks at breeding farms in both countries as a precaution.

The outbreaks among the minks on farms in the Netherlands and Spain likely started with infected workers, although officials aren’t certain. But it also is “plausible” that some workers later caught the virus back from the minks, the Dutch government and a researcher said, and scientists are exploring whether that was the case and how much of a threat such a spread might be.

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