Infected Minks Put Down

SPN Thousands of Minks Put DownThe Regional Government of Aragón has ordered that 92,700 minks be put down after they were tested and it was discovered that 86% were infected with Covid-19.

The minks belonged to a breeding farm in La Puebla de Valverde (Teruel) where seven workers had also tested positive. The health authorities decided to test the animals and found that the majority were infected and had subsequently infected another two workers. In other words the virus passed from human to animal and then from animal back to a human.

The seven workers had been tested on the 22nd of May and have since had a clean bill of health. The animals were immediately quarantined at the time but the decision to do something about them was only taken this Wednesday. The Government decided to sacrifice all of them after repeated testing over these intervening months turned up that more and more were infected.

The Aragón Health Board, however, avoided confirming a transmission between humans and these animals: “One cannot establish with any certainty whether there has been a transmission from people to animals or vice versa, but it is precisely because of this elevated degree of uncertainty that has led us to take this course of action,” the Board Spokesperson  declared. Their concerned was that the farm would be a ‘virus reservoir’ if the animals were not put down.

“We have to eliminate risk,” explained Health Minister, Sr. Olona, adding that Aragón only has this one mink breeding farm.

(News: Teruel, Aragon)

  4 comments for “Infected Minks Put Down

  1. julie
    July 18, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    So many people are afraid.

    Don’t be frightened by your Government nor the media.

    Fear leads to reaction and less intelligent people.

    It’s not good for your immune system either

    Research other sources than the main stream media.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=NouSK_002B4&feature=emb_logo

  2. julie
    July 18, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    Are minks to blame, I doubt it.

    Not only in Spain but in the Netherlands minks have been killed because we are told they
    are infected with Coronavirus.

    “A mink may have infected a human with Covid-19, Dutch authorities believe”

    https://edition.cnn.com/2020/05/20/europe/coronavirus-mink-netherlands-testing-intl/index.html

    Why are mink farms there is the first place ….. for elite people to buy mink fur hats and coats?

    The President of Tanzania said back in May that the Covid 19 tests, tested positive in a goat, a quail
    and the fruit paw paw!! So really, how reliable are these tests?

    Come on folks, do research. Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock yesterday said they want to know how Covid 19 patients are being classified in England. People are dying with the virus, the the majority not from it. Similar to someone who is very ill with other life threatening conditions which affects their immune system like cancer patients and many others eventually dies with pneumonia, BUT NOT FROM IT.

    “Matt Hancock launches urgent review into fiasco at Public Health England as it’s revealed anyone who has ever died after testing positive for Covid-19 has been recorded as a ‘coronavirus death’ – EVEN IF THEY WERE HIT BY A BUS!”

    “A scientist has realised PHE is ‘over-exaggerating’ the daily coronavirus death toll because it counts people if they die of any cause at any time after testing positive for Covid-19.

    Dr Yoon Loke, a pharmacologist at the University of East Anglia, made his findings public in a blog post on Thursday night.

    He wrote: ‘It seems that PHE regularly looks for people on the NHS database who have ever tested positive, and simply checks to see if they are still alive or not.

    ‘PHE does not appear to consider how long ago the COVID test result was, nor whether the person has been successfully treated in hospital and discharged to the community”

  3. July 17, 2020 at 9:17 am

    Hi, Martín, first seven workers were infected by an outside source (a human), they gave it to the animals and then the animals gave it to two other workers later down the line.

    The Aragón authorities simply did not want to commit themselves to confirming the transmission of the virus backward and forwards between humans and animals, preferring to qualify it as “uncertain.”

    The only confusion here will be that you and I share the same name 😉

    Your English is perfect; it’s just that politicians have a problem with their own language when they perceive any negative repercussions from making a firm, straightforward, affirmative statement.

  4. Martin
    July 17, 2020 at 8:46 am

    I am a little confused by the article. It seems to contradict itself.

    ‘The health authorities decided to test the animals and found that the majority were infected and had subsequently infected another two workers. In other words the virus passed from human to animal and then from animal back to a human.’

    The Aragón Health Board, however, avoided confirming a transmission between humans and these animals: “One cannot establish with any certainty whether there has been a transmission from people to animals or vice versa’

    English is not my first language so maybe I am missing a subtlety?

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