Ukraine intensifies monitoring of possible Covid-19 incidence on mink farms

Source : 112 Ukraine

These animals are considered to be carrying the mutated virus, which is extremely different from those already known
22:00, 27 November 2020

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Monitoring of the possible incidence of SARS-CoV-2 will be intensified on mink farms in Ukraine. This is stated in the message of the State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection.

"In connection with the reports that come from many European countries on the detection of Covid-19 mutations in mink population, enhanced control over the situation in Ukraine will be organized," it says.

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In the near future, a meeting will be held with representatives of specialized associations and businesses on strengthening control.

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In addition, active monitoring of the possible morbidity of animals on farms will be organized, based on the results of which further steps will be taken to minimize the risks of the spread of the disease.

"We are not talking about the massacre of animals, the closure of farms or corruption checks. Nobody will create problems. But the state must control the situation," the message informs.

As we reported earlier, Chief Sanitary Doctor of Ukraine Viktor Lyashko claimed that the anti-gene mutation of Covid-19 in mink could have consequences for the immune system, re-infections, and effectiveness of vaccines from coronavirus.

Currently, the Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Sweden, Italy, and the U.S. reported cases of the disease spotted among the populations of mink. 

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