Two dead wild mink infected with coronavirus found in Castellon, Spain

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Europe’s first infected wild animals.  The two dead infected wild mink were found in the Mijares and Palancia rivers, in a border area of ​​Castellón with Teruel, where the only population of wild minks in the Valencian Community can be found.

The Valencia Ministry of Agriculture has transferred to Health the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in two dead specimens of wild mink. report


Update 20/3/2012

The area where these animals were hunted is relatively close to the Teruel town of Puebla de Valverde, where in July of last year the General Council of Aragon forced the owner of a farm to sacrifice almost 93,000 minks after detecting an outbreak of Covid.




** This post was originally published on March 21, 2021 **