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In the Netherlands cases of the coronavirus in mink farms
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In the Netherlands on six mink farms identified coronavirus. The authorities are studying how the virus can be transmitted between animals, from the mink man. In the framework of the measures and precautions the country has banned the transportation of animals, litter and manure, reports “Echo of Moscow”.
20 may in the Netherlands recorded a case of transmission of coronavirus infection from the mink man. According to Reuters, contracted people working on the farm where mink are bred for sale to fur. The state ill is not specified.
In this regard, the Minister of agriculture in the country Carola Schouten acknowledged in a letter to Parliament that previous reports of her Department about the impossibility of transmission of the virus from animals to humans was erroneous. However, she added that the risk of human infection from animals is assessed as minimal.
However, on may 28 in the Netherlands prohibits the transportation of mink manure mink. As reported Regnum, visitors to mink farm denied access to the shedov. On the territory of the farms they must respect hygiene measures. Farm owners must ensure that cats, dogs and farm Pets could not leave the farm or penetrate her.
Some members of Parliament expressed the opinion about necessity of destruction of a livestock of mink. The Minister said that this option will be on the agenda in the event of a threat to animal health and public health.
In April, the coronavirus found in burrows on two farms in the Dutch province of North Brabant. The animals were observed symptoms COVID-19, including breathing problems, as well as increased mortality.
Then the authorities announced that the disease could be transmitted to mink from the person, as some employees of the farms have observed the symptoms of coronavirus. To prevent the spread of infection, animals and their metabolic wastes forbidden to export outside the farm, and entrance to these areas was closed. In addition, doctors advised not to walk near the breeding burrows.
In early April in the journal Science published an article, which the authors argued that the novel coronavirus can be infected cats and ferrets and other members of the weasel family. But dogs, pigs, chickens and ducks are hardly susceptible to this virus. The researchers found that the virus is not transmissible to humans from cats or dogs, but the animals can infect each other. However, those people who belong to the risk group, it is better now not to let cats outside and wash hands frequently after contact with the pet.
But the reverse infection from a human to a cat is possible. In Belgium the domestic cat contracted the coronavirus after a week after its owner started the symptoms Covid-19. The cat also appeared shortness of breath, diarrhea and vomiting. Taken from her analysis showed that the animal was infected with coronavirus. In the first week of April at the Bronx zoo in new York was the world’s first case of coronavirus of a tiger from a man.