Dutch farm worker contracted coronavirus from minkChristian Fernsby ▼ | May 20, 2020
A person who worked on a farm where mink are bred to export their fur contracted the coronavirus from the animals, the Dutch Agriculture Minister said in a letter to parliament Wednesday.
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In her letter, Carola Schouten acknowledged that earlier advisories from her office that people could infect animals, but not the other way around, was wrong. But she said the Netherlands’ Institute for Public Health still assesses as minimal the chance of transmission outside of the animals’ stalls.
Her letter did not specify details of the affected worker’s condition. ■