Respiratory disease and increased mortality occurred in minks on two farms in the Netherlands, with interstitial pneumonia and SARS-CoV-2 RNA in organ and swab samples. On both farms, at least one worker had coronavirus disease-associated symptoms before the outbreak. Variations in mink-derived viral genomes showed between-mink transmission and no infection link between the farms. Inhalable dust contained viral RNA, indicating possible exposure of workers. One worker is assumed to have attracted the virus from mink.
|Journal||Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin|
|Publication status||Published - 11 Jun 2020|
- interstitial pneumonia