France: B.1.160 outbreak may have begun in mink

“based on genomic, geographical and temporal coincidences, that the source of the Marseille-4 (B.1.160) epidemic was the mink”.

The Marseille-4 variant (B.1.160) was the most prevalent SARS-CoV-2 variant in our geographical area in 2020 and was only outdone by the Alpha (UK, B.1.1.7) variant in 2021....More...

Preprint: Omicron BA.1 infection in mink leads to symptomatic disease with lung pathology and transmission

Experimental infection of American mink with SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant BA.1 show that minks remain virus RNA positive for days, develop clinical signs and histopathological changes, and transmit the virus to uninfected recipient....More...

Sweden: infected mink found on farm in Skara – “A kind never seen before in Sweden”

A case of SARS-CoV-2 infection in mink has been discovered in connection with the ongoing mandatory disease surveillance that was initiated this summer as a result of an EU decision and which covers all mink farms in the country.

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USA: All captive mink in Oregon must be vaccinated by 31st August 2021

By August 31, 2021, any person holding captive mink in Oregon must vaccinate all captive mink on their premises against the SARS-CoV-2 virus using an approved vaccine according to all vaccine manufacturer instructions....More...

Mink found infected with Covid-19 after they escaped their cages on Farm in British Columbia, Canada

Spain: Four new #coronavirus outbreaks at mink farms in Galician province of A Coruña.

The World Wildlife Fund has renewed its calls for American mink farms in Spain to be closed down following the news that another four outbreaks of Covid-19 have been identified at establishments in the Galicia province of A Coruña....More...