CNN: An Oregon mink farm has reported a Covid-19 outbreak

CNN: An Oregon mink farm has reported a Covid-19 outbreak. “An Oregon mink farm has reported an outbreak of coronavirus among mink and farmworkers. Ten mink samples submitted all came back positive for coronavirus, the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) said in a news release on Friday. The farm has been placed under quarantine, meaning ‘no animal or animal product can leave the farm until further notice,’ according to ODA.”

USA Today: Dead minks infected with a mutated form of COVID-19 rise from graves after mass culling

WARNING: This is really gross. USA Today: Dead minks infected with a mutated form of COVID-19 rise from graves after mass culling. “Minks infected with a mutated strain of COVID-19 in Denmark appear to be rising from the dead, igniting a national frenzy and calls from local officials to cremate mink carcasses. While the sight itself is certainly terrifying for the residents of West Jutland, a region of the country grappling with confirmed COVID-19 cases connected to mink, there is likely a scientific explanation for the zombie-like reemergence from their graves.”

Washington Post: Danish cabinet minister resigns over mink culling order that has shaken highest levels of government

Washington Post: Danish cabinet minister resigns over mink culling order that has shaken highest levels of government. “Denmark’s agriculture minister resigned Wednesday amid falling trust in government, after conceding the lack of a legal basis for a questionable order earlier in the month to kill the country’s entire population of more than 15 million farmed minks to contain a coronavirus mutation. Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen faced calls from the opposition to do the same.”

Dutch farm worker contracted coronavirus from mink: agriculture minister (WHTC)

WHTC: Dutch farm worker contracted coronavirus from mink: agriculture minister. “A person who worked on a farm where mink are bred to export their fur contracted the coronavirus from the animals, the Dutch Agriculture Minister said in a letter to parliament on Wednesday. Outbreaks on mink farms in the Netherlands were first reported in April, when keepers noticed some animals having difficulty breathing, prompting a wider investigation.”