Finland is working on a vaccine against COVID for animals

Finland is working on a vaccine against COVID for animals

Experts in the country are working on a drug that will prevent the virus from spreading among animals.

A group of scientists from the University of Helsinki together with the Finnish Association of Fur Husbandry are working on a vaccine against coronavirus for animals.

Scientists in Finland are working on a vaccine that should protect animals such as mink and raccoon dogs from being infected with coronavirus. The Finnish fur farming association Fifur is cooperating with a research group at the University of Helsinki to develop the vaccine.

According to the head of the group, Associate Professor Tarja Sironen, the virus is not only a threat to human health – it must be quickly and effectively prevented from spreading to animals in agriculture, fur farming, and the wildlife of Finland.

It is reported that the testing phase of the vaccine may take several months.

In contrast to animal farms in other European countries – particularly Denmark and the Netherlands – no infections of SARS-CoV-2 have been detected in Finland so far.