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Avian influenza: mink species particularly problematic

By Poultry World   

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The Finnish Food Authority has declared that all minks be euthanised at fur farms where avian influenza has been detected.

According to the Finnish Food Authority, this decision has been made because the upper respiratory tract of a mink contains receptors that can bind to both avian and human influenza viruses.

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