武汉放水的场子2020：WHO reviews the biosafety of global mink farms
WHO reviews the biosafety of global mink farms
Original title: WHO reviews the biosafety of global mink farms
The World Health Organization confirmed on the 6th thatThis organization is reviewing the biosecurity of mink farms globally.
In view of the multiple cases of mink transmitting the mutated new crown virus to humans in mink farms in Denmark,The Danish government announced the slaughter of all domestic mink farms and the “closure” of seven northern cities.
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Maria Van Kelkhoff, head of WHO’s new crown virus technology, said at a press conference on the 6th,WHO and its regional offices are reviewing the biosafety of mink farms in various regions,To avoid “overflow” conditions.
Van Kelkhoff’s “overflow” situation,Refers to similar to the new crown epidemic that occurred in Denmark.
Danish Prime Minister Met Frazerriksen said on the 4th,In view of the fact that a variant of the new coronavirus discovered in the farmed mink by the health department has been transmitted to people,The government will slaughter all farmed minks in this Nordic country,The number is at most 17 million.The Danish government announced the “blockade” of seven northern cities the next day.
Countries such as the Netherlands and Spain have also detected mink infections in mink farms for several months.
The Danish National Serum Institute said,As of the evening of the 5th,12 people have been confirmed to be infected with the mutant new coronavirus,Involving 5 mink farms.However, the Danish “Division” reported from the Danish Staten Institute as its source,June to mid-October,214 people in Denmark were infected with this new coronavirus variant,200 of them are in North Jutland.
North Jutland is the main mink farming area in Denmark.Denmark is one of the largest mink producers in the world.There are about 1,100 mink farms,There are about 17 million minks.
According to the Danish health department,The new strain is caused by mutation of the spike protein,Won’t aggravate people’s illness,But it can inhibit the effect of the new coronavirus vaccine,There is a risk of affecting the effectiveness of the new crown vaccine.
Sumia Swaminathan, the chief scientist of the WHO, said on the 6th,It is too early to conclude that the mutated new coronavirus will inhibit vaccine efficacy.”We need to wait and see what effect (this virus variant) will have,But I thinkNo conclusion should be made on whether this particular variant will affect the efficacy of the vaccine.There is no evidence yet.”
Catherine Smallwood, WHO European Region Officer, said,The genetic changes of the virus over time are “completely normal.we track these changes very carefully”,At present, governments and health institutions do not need to change epidemic prevention measures.(Dujuan) (Special feature)