China’s Zero Covid policy gone bizarre: Live seafood ‘tested’ for Covid-19 in China

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China Daily

Can freshwater fish transmit novel coronavirus?

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-03-20 06:30

Rumor: Freshwater fish are no longer safe to eat, as fish ponds in some regions are built along or over toilets and used to rinse chamber pots, which some claim could transmit the novel coronavirus through the fecal-oral route.

Fact:

First, no studies at present have shown the water-borne virus is infectious, so there isn’t any chance people would get infections directly from fish.

Second, different types of viruses can only infect certain species of hosts over a selected temperature range. For novel coronavirus, it mostly attacks mammals, including humans, that are endothermic or warm-blooded, and the average human body temperature of around 36 degrees Celsius is most favorable for the infection and reproduction of the novel coronavirus. But most freshwater fish cannot survive at this temperature, showing they can’t catch or even transmit the virus.

https://covid-19.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202003/20/WS5e73f268a310128217280910.html

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Rachel Cheung @rachel_cheung1

In case you’re wondering, we did check. And no, fish cannot carry coronavirus, @profesterman explained to us. “They don’t have the receptors that coronaviruses latch on to. Secondly, the body temperature of fish is not suitable for the viruses to survive.”

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