All PostOctober 9, 2020by adminNearly 10,000 minks die after Covid-19 outbreak at Utah fur farms – NBC News

“All of the research study shows there hasnt been a spread from minks to human beings,” Taylor said.Like people with Covid-19, the most common symptom for infected minks has actually been breathing distress, he said.”Taylor included that the infection has actually primarily targeted older minks, “cleaning out 50 percent of the breeding colonies,” while leaving the younger ones unscathed.Minks sign up with a list of more than 50 animals, including felines, tigers, lions, and dogs, who have contracted Covid-19 in the U.S., according to Department of Agriculture data.The animals were found to have been vulnerable to the new coronavirus after break outs were detected in the Netherlands, according to the USDA.The preliminary discovery was followed by outbreaks from Spain and Denmark, leading the countries to kill more than 1 million farmed minks as a preventative measure, The Associated Press reported.No animals have been put down due to the fact that of the break out, Taylor said.He said he was working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USDA, and Wildlife Services to provide more protective equipment and sufficient training to mink farmworkers to suppress the spread of the coronavirus.”Once final testing is done, were going to develop a state strategy to stop this infection from spreading to more farms,” Taylor said.