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Coronavirus: A mink may have transmitted COVID-19 to a human, says Dutch government

The Dutch government says it has evidence to suggest a human has contracted coronavirus from a mink.

In a letter sent on Wednesday, the Dutch agriculture minister Carola Schouten said a worker on a mink farm had contracted a strain of COVID-19 that was similar to that found in an animal on the premises.

She said this meant it was "likely" that mink-to-human transmission had occurred.

"These new research results have a major impact on the owners, families and employees of mink companies as well

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