Date :23 October 2020

ECDC emphasizes the non-transmission of the COVID-19 virus through food

There is currently no evidence that the COVID-19 virus is transmitted through food.

Researchers believe that previous experience with other outbreaks of coronavirus, such as Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV) and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Virus (MERS-CoV), confirms that the current virus (COVID-19) is also not transmitted through food.

Chinese scientists believe the virus was found in packages of Brazilian-made chicken meat in supermarkets. This issue, although repeatedly rejected by the Brazilian authorities, caused suspend the import of chicken meat from this country to Philipin.

The European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) says that although animals have been a possible source of the disease in China, it is mainly respiratory droplets that cause the disease to spread from person to person.

However, the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued precautionary recommendations when consuming a variety of foods.


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