New strain of coronavirus – in Poland strain COVID-19 found in mink can be transmitted to humans – UNIAN

Prior to that, experts studied the genetic material of infected minks.

Specialists studied the genetic material of infected minks / Photo: newsru.co.il

The virus, found in a mink from a farm in the Kartuzy district of Poland, can be transmitted to humans and vice versa.

This was reported in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the country. Prior to that, experts studied the genetic material of infected minks.

“The detected strains of SARS-CoV-2 in mink are similar to each other and belong to a certain and already known line,” the Ministry said. No amino acid mutations detected in SARS-CoV-2 strains of Danish mink were detected. Also, no genetic changes specific to British, South African or Brazilian variants of the virus were detected.

“Data from the main sanitary inspection and last year’s experience of Denmark and the Netherlands clearly show that in Poland the virus can be transmitted from mink to humans and vice versa,” the Ministry of Agriculture said. kommersant.

Coronavirus in mink in Denmark

Before the Danish authorities decided to destroy the entire mink population in the country due to a coronavirus mutation found in animals. The Danish government feared that genetic changes in the virus could make it insensitive to the vaccine.

According to the World Health Organization, minks are “infected by coronavirus-infected people.” Despite the fact that transmission of coronavirus from animal to human possible, mostly it is still transmitted between people.

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