Coronavirus Found in Greek Mink Farmers
The coronavirus has been found at two mink farms in the north of Greece. The Ministry of Agriculture announced on Friday that it is not a mutated variant of the lung virus.
In total, 2500 animals are culled.
The affected mink farms are located in the towns of Kozani and Kastoria, where the fur trade is an important local industry. It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of minks are kept throughout Greece.
One of the breeders has also become infected, and the other employees are being tested. How the mink farmer contracted the virus has not been disclosed.
The discovery comes a few days after Denmark launched a plan to cull all 17 million minks in the country preventively.
A mutation of the coronavirus had surfaced in Danish minks. A corona vaccine might have little or no effect on that mutated variant.