Eight Infected In COVID Outbreak At BC Mink Farm

The CBC reports:

Officials have declared an outbreak of COVID-19 at a mink farm in B.C.’s Fraser Valley, east of Vancouver, after eight people with connections to the site tested positive for the disease. Fraser Health said in a written statement Sunday the farm operators and staff who tested positive are isolating, as are their close contacts. Officials did not identify the farm or the community in which it operates.

The outbreak in B.C. follows a nightmarish series of events in Denmark, which has a larger market for furs, after COVID-19 outbreaks at hundreds of its farms. Last month, the Danish government ordered all farmed mink to be culled after finding that 12 people had been infected by a mutated strain of the virus that causes COVID-19, which passed from humans to mink and back to humans.

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