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After news emerged that China had discovered the Corona virus on a surface sample from a group of frozen chicken wings imported from Brazil, medicine is trying to relieve feelings of anxiety and fear of the possibility of the virus being transmitted through food.
Dr. Ian Williams, head of the outbreak response and prevention branch at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who investigates food and waterborne diseases, said there is no evidence that the Coronavirus is transmitted through food.
“This is really about the respiratory system, from person to person,” added Williams, “at this point, there is no evidence that really directs us toward food (or) food service as ways to lead the epidemic.
Williamss point was recently confirmed by the US Food and Drug Administration and the US Department of Agriculture, who said in a joint statement last June that there was “no evidence” of people contracting the virus from food or food packaging.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States, it is possible to catch the Coronavirus by touching a contaminated surface, including food packages, and then touching your face, but you can reduce the risk by washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after Handling of food packages.
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