Denmark Rush will dig millions of dead mink after total


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Denmark will dig in the millions and bury the carnivirus in a hurry with the aim of eradicating the mutation, when there was a risk of new contamination by rotting corpses.

The Danish parliament on Sunday agreed to dig up about 4 million mink from the Ministry of Food and Veterinary Affairs. Said. The animals will be released after six months, which has long been believed to be virus-free and safe to handle. Once excavated, the mink will be burned as corporate waste.

The government is trying to bring a chapter closer which forced the cabinet minister to resign, and to tarnish the reputation of the country in Denmark who fought most of the epidemics.

Prime Minister Matt Frederickson had to defend his role in the deceptive role, after he came out he initially had no legal mandate to demand a full tail of Denmark’s approximately 15.4 million mink. The then-rushed and chaotic process drew sharp criticism from parliament and the country’s mink industry, which had become the world’s largest just a few months ago.

But Frederickson reiterated his initial warning that the government’s decision to demand the conviction of all Danish mink was justified. The country’s top epidemic warned at the time that the animals were too efficient to spread the coronavirus, and Frederickson said Danish scientists were concerned that changes found in the country’s mink could derail vaccine efforts.

Mink Risk

There are many other countries that produce mink and have found coronavirus strains in animals, namely Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden and the US. Nothing has yet taken the same drastic action as Denmark.

In early November, the World Health Organization Coronavirus mutations found in Denmark highlight the important role of cultivated mink populations in the ongoing transmission of SARS-Cavi-2 and the critical role of SARS-Cavi-2 in strong monitoring, sampling and sequencing, especially in areas where they are released. . Such animal reservoirs are identified. “

The organization said it then “advised all countries to increase surveillance for Covid-19 on animal-human interfaces where sensitive animal reservoirs are identified, including mink farms.”