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Possibility of Faecal-Oral Transmission of Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) via Consumption of Contaminated Foods of Animal Origin: A Hypothesis
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Coronavirus,(SARS-CoV-2), Contaminated Foods, Animal Origin
Recently, the novel coronavirus named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has caused huge panic and concern from public health viewpoint all over the world. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak was first originated from the patients with pneumonia in Wuhan city, China, on 31 December 2019 . Until 17 February 2020, more than 71000 cases and 1770 deaths have been recorded. It is well-known that human-to-human transmission and direct or indirect contact with respiratory droplets or fomites of the infected persons is the most important route of the coronavirus transmission, and to date the faecal-oral transmission is excluded. However, close relation with infected animals and consumption of contaminated food with biological fluids of infected hosts are possible sources of zoonotic viral infections
Researchers emad ahmadiara (First researcher)