June 16, 2024

Can Coronavirus Be Spread Through Food?

Many people are rightly concerned about the spread of coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV, this new virus that causes symptoms similar to the flu. It is spreading rapidly, now in 28 countries and territories around the world, infecting more than 60,000 people as of today. Death rates are climbing. The vast majority of those cases, more than 59,000, are in China. But we wanted to know, can coronavirus be spread through food? At this time, experts say no. There isn't much that is known about this zoonotic virus, which experts think made the jump from animals to people, as also happened with SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and MERS (Middle East Respiratory System). Viruses can also make the jump from people to animals. It's public health officials' experience with those other … [Read more...]

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