Lithuania reports first Covid-19 cases in mink

Lithuania reports first Covid-19 cases in mink

Lithuania’s health agency said it had found the first cases of Covid-19 among its mink, as 22 dead animals tested positive.

The tests at the mink farm started after minks began dying unexpectedly, and the farm now suspects the mink got the virus from an infected worker, its director told local media.

“At this moment the farm is in isolation, but we only told to cull 40 minks who were in close contact with the infected. The rest are under close surveillance and any decisions would be taken as the situation develops”, said a health agency spokeswoman.

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