Coronavirus mutation in minks: the disease was found in Poland

Coronavirus mutation in minks: the disease was found in Poland

A mink farm in Poland confirmed cases of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which was originally detected in Denmark and some other European countries.

This was reported on Tuesday, November 24, on the website of the Medical University of Gdansk.

During an inspection carried out by specialists from research centers in Gdansk in cooperation with veterinarians, 8 out of 91 minks on a farm in the Pomeranian Voivodeship were confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus.

Coronavirus testing among minks and farm workers began after the mutated virus was found in minks in Denmark. During inspections, 18 cases of coronavirus were previously detected in farm workers, but it is considered unlikely that they were infected from animals.

Recall that a new mutation of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which is rapidly spreading around the world after the discovery of a focus in Denmark on mink farms, was also recorded in Greece. As you know, in addition to Denmark, cases of mink coronavirus have been reported in the United States, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and Sweden.

As reported by Apostrophe, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said the transmission of COVID-19 among mink populations could lead to a rapid mutation of the virus, which could become more infectious and deadly.

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