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Corona infection among mink has spread to Southwest Jutland

The spread of infection among Danish mink has now spread to Southwest Jutland.

Corona-infected mink farms have thus been registered at Esbjerg and Thyregod, the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration informs TV Syd.

The number of corona-infected mink farms has increased since the first case was found in North Jutland in early June.

Since then, more than a hundred mink farms have been affected by corona infection.

– It is worrying that the infection is moving further down in the country from the north.

– Most recently, we have found it on three farms in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality and on two in Ikast-Brande Municipality.

– Now we also have it on a farm in Thyregod and on one in Måde near Esbjerg, says Flemming Kure Marker, veterinary manager at the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, to TV Syd.

As in other cases with corona-infected mink farms, the herds on the two farms at Esbjerg and Thyregod must be slaughtered. It happens on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Since then, more than a hundred mink farms have been affected by corona infection.

– It is worrying that the infection is moving further down in the country from the north.

– Most recently, we have found it on three farms in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality and on two in Ikast-Brande Municipality.

– Now we also have it on a farm in Thyregod and on one in Måde near Esbjerg, says Flemming Kure Marker, veterinary manager at the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, to TV Syd.

As in other cases with corona-infected mink farms, the herds on the two farms at Esbjerg and Thyregod must be slaughtered. It happens on Tuesday or Wednesday.

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