Can "COVID-19" come in frozen food?-ahr0chm6ly9zlmlzyw5vb2suy29tl2hllzavdwqvnc8yndy4ns9mcm96zw4tc2fsbw9ulmpwzw%3D%3D.jpg

After knowing that The first cause of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, came from a fresh seafood market in Wuhan. And found in a salmon cutting board in the market Many people are worried that the frozen seafood that comes from China. Or from foreign food sources Will I be at risk of contracting the coronavirus?
Prof. Yongphu Worawan, Head of the Center of Specialization in Clinical Virology Faculty of Medicine Chulalongkorn University Give information on personal facebook “It is noteworthy that the COVID-19 outbreak in China has been involved in the market since its inception in Wuhan. Outbreak in beijing And the outbreak in Dalian (Dalian) Liaoning Province.
Wuhan outbreak It is a market for fresh produce, seafood and live animals. Outbreak in Beijing, Sinfadi market, infection has been found on salmon cutting boards. Imported from Denmark
Recent outbreaks that market In Dalian, prawns transmitted from Ecuador have been found, forcing the Chinese authorities to proactively investigate the environment. And a hundred thousand people To prevent the outbreak "
In the meantime The New York Times website states that even though COVID-19 has been detected, From frozen chicken wings from Brazil to China But there is a very low probability of getting the virus in food. Including packages containing food
Angela Rasmussen, a virus scientist at the University of Colombia, said, “(virus found in frozen chicken wings) means that some people carrying frozen chicken wings infected them. May be a patient already infected with the virus But it does not mean that the frozen chicken wings were contaminated or infected in the first place. ”
Data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states, “There is no evidence that food delivery, carrying or consuming food is not yet available. Involved in COVID-19 infection Major channels of transmission of the virus Is still an infection from person to person Through the patient's saliva aerosol from coughing, sneezing, speaking or even breathing. "
Brandon Okbunu, ecological communicable disease student Yale University stated, “I don't see a relationship between (Virus infection in food) and fear of this. That will cause the transmission of the virus in a distance ”and also stated that If a viral infection is found in food It is more likely to come from people who have touched, touched and transported food. Rather than finding a viral infection in the food itself
Therefore, it can be concluded that We may actually find viral infections in frozen food. But it is not an infection in the food itself. Rather, it is an infection during the transportation and handling of those food by employees or people infected with the slotxo pc virus.
How to eat frozen food to be safe from viruses
If there is concern about whether the virus will be found in frozen food or not, Prof. Yongphu Worawan recommends that “Handling of food preparation must be hand washed thoroughly. Do not touch the face Be careful in contact with other foods and should be consumed (through cooking methods) cooked as a precaution to prevent outbreaks. ”