China finds live SARS-CoV-2 sample in frozen package
Beijing, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) Scientists from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention found and isolated a live sample of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus on the surface of frozen seafood packages brought from abroad, local media reported on Sunday.
This is the first time this pathogen (causing Covid-19) is extracted under such conditions and thus corroborates the chances of survival in cold and humid environments.
This discorvery took place in the city of Qingdao (east) while experts were investigating a Covid-19 outbreak in a local hospital.
According to scientists, this shows that people who handle contaminated cargo can be infected if proper hygiene and protection measures are not taken.
They suggest that China pay attention to frozen food that arrive from regions highly affected by Covid-19. However, they believe there is little chance that the virus spreads among consummers.
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