COVID outbreak reported on Oregon mink farm

The farm also is reporting cases of COVID-19 in staff.

Posted: Nov 28, 2020 7:15 PM

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon mink farm has reported an outbreak of COVID-19 among animals and staff.

The Statesman Journal reports the farm has been placed under quarantine, meaning no animals or animal products can leave the farm.

The state has not said where the farm is located, how many animals the farm has, when the farmer reported the illnesses, or when the animals were tested.

Ten samples from mink have come back positive for SARS-CoV-2, the animal virus linked to COVID-19 in humans, ODA said.

The farm also is reporting cases of COVID-19 in staff.

Outbreaks in farmed mink have been reported in several states and countries.

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