On Sunday, December 6, Fraser Health declared a COVID-19 outbreak at a B.C. mink farm.
According to the media release, eight people have tested positive for COVID-19 at the site and more employees are being screened.
As you may recall, an outbreak among mink took place in Denmark in which the animals were passing the novel coronavirus back and forth with humans. As a result, millions of animals were culled.
The site has been inspected by Fraser Health and WorkSafeBC and we continue to work with the site on their COVID-19 mitigation strategies.
Now, the Canadian mink farm in question "has been ordered to restrict the transport of animals, products and goods from the farm," said the release.
Right now, the Ministry of Agriculture is testing animals from the outbreak site to see if any of them show signs of COVID-19.
The name of the B.C. farm has not been released nor has it been confirmed if any animals have tested positive.
At this point, the only confirmed cases as a result of the outbreak are the eight people mentioned above.
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