Covid-19, Professor Raoult believes that breeding Eure-et-Loir minks spawned “a monster, the worst killer”

Professor Didier Raoult continues his trail of mink, estimating that the breeding of Eure-et-Loir may be at the origin of the second epidemic of July 2020 (© IHU Méditerranée-Infection screenshot)

Sunday, November 22, 2020the Ministry of Agriculture announces the contamination in Covid-19 from mink of the creation of Champrond-en-Gatine (Eure-et-Loir).

A place already stigmatized for its breeding conditions, namely by animal defense associations. thousand martens from this Eurelian farm were euthanized to prevent any spread of the virus, but the other three French farms inadornsThe Use me and the Haute-Saone were considered spared.

As of December, the much-publicized professor of marseille, Didier RaoultI was in the mink trail when evoking a strain of farms in Denmark where 15 million mink were slaughtered. In a recent video, this time he focuses on creating Perch speaking of the mutation engendered as a ” insane“.

Permanent mutations in viruses

All viruses mutate continuously, SARS-CoV-2 is no exception to this rule. The strain that was detected in the Danish mink was a mutation called “Cluster 5”.

Professor Didier Raoult, the December 10, 2020, was already exploring the virus transmission path from mink to humans, hypothesizing that the second part of the pandemic, which began in July 2020, came from the Danish mink strain. An approach then tempered by Inserm virologist experts contacted by France 3.

In a video posted this Wednesday, April 28, 2021 in the channel IHU Méditerranée-Infection, Professor Raoult directs his hypotheses this time clearly to Eure-et-Loir.

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The “Marseille 4, extraordinarily dangerous”

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The “Marseille 4”, a variant identified by the professor specializing in infectious diseases as “the worst killer” © IHU Méditerranée-Infection screenshot

Professor Raoult was recently at the Senegal to study an early summer variant of Africa.

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This variant came from Africa, it was estimated because the same genomes are found in Senegal, in particular markers in green monkeys. Today there are almost no more cases, it is certainly the source of this virus, but, not very virulent, it has become extinct.

Professor Didier RaoultDirector of IHU Méditerranée Infection. Professor of Medicine. infectologist. Microbiologist. Interviewed on the IHU channel.

And then, in the second part of the pandemic, he mentions “ the monster, Marseille variant 4, an extraordinarily dangerous variant“.

“Convinced that he comes from the creation of Eure-et-Loir”

The infectious disease professor notes that “I had suspected this for some time, but now I am extremely convinced, this variant comes from the French mink farm in Eure-et-Loir, because the July epidemic appeared in Mayenne when there were no more cases in France. We don’t see how it can reappear on its own, one factor triggered it.”

The professor recalls that we knew that there were epidemics “in mink farms in Netherlands is at Denmark We thought it was the same there.”

Hard to have the Eure-et-Loir sequence

“We had a hard time getting the Eure-et-Loir sequence, which was not public for several months, we ended up having it, it was exactly the same sequences that we had identified as Marseille 4th of August,” says Didier Raoult.

This is in my opinion the source of this epidemic and it is the deadliest variant in the world of Covid-19, it is the deadliest in our country and has spread throughout Europe, it is a real killer, the worst killer, the worst we have had !

Professor Raoult

At the English variants, which now accounts for 80% of cases, they are currently “less serious than Marseille 4 or China’s first. We have some South Americans, some Brazilians, a new Marseille variant with a 501 mutation whose genetic origins are different.”

The professor believes that the IHU benefits from a unique stock of virological data that allows him to have a global view of the situation.

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