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Netherlands: A farmer is infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus from ferrets


Netherlands: A virus that catches SARS-CoV-2 virus from image 1Netherlands detected an infection of SARS-CoV-2 virus from ferrets. (Source: eurogroupforanimals.org)

Dutch Minister of Agriculture sent a letter to the National Assembly on 20/5 to announce a case SARS-CoV-2 virus Source of transmission from ferrets.

Minister Carola Schouten said the case was a farmer working at an export mink fur farm for export.

The letter did not specifically state the health status of this patient.

The Netherlands for the first time receives reports of an acute respiratory infection outbreak COVID-19 in ferret farms last April, after caregivers spotted some ferrets showing difficulty breathing.

Authorities expanded their investigation after receiving the report.

[Cảnh báo nguy cơ lây nhiễm virus SARS-CoV-2 giữa mèo với mèo]

In the letter, Ms. Carola Schouten acknowledged the previous recommendations of the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture that people can transmit the virus to animals but that animals do not transmit the virus to humans is wrong.

However, she said the Dutch Institute of Public Health still assesses the risk of infection outside the animal housing.

In the face of pressure from animal protectionists to oppose mink farming for export, in 2013 the Dutch government banned the creation of new mink farms, and announced that by 2024 all existing mink farms would be active. The cave must be closed./.

Lan Phuong (VNA / Vietnam +)

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