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Scientists Baffled by Coronavirus Outbreaks at Mink Farms in Spain, to Study if they can Spread it to Humans


Representative photo of a mink farm. (Reuters)

Coronavirus outbreaks at mink farms in Spain and the Netherlands have scientists digging into how the animals got infected and if they can spread it to people.

In the meantime, authorities have killed more than 1 million minks at breeding farms in both countries as a precaution.

The virus that first infected people in China late last year came from an animal source, probably bats, and later spread from person to person, as other coronaviruses had done in the past.

Some animals, including cats, tigers and dogs, have picked up the new coronavirus ...


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