onsdag 12. februar 2020

Will The Coronoavirus Outbreak Affect China’s Wet Markets and Illegal Animal Trade?

China is closing wildlife markets to curb the rapidly spreading new coronavirus. Experts say that the first victims of the virus in the Chinese city of Wuhan appear to have had contact with animals in these markets.

The markets are called “wet markets,” because the floors are often wet. The markets contain both wild and dead animals. Blood from the dead animals on sale sometimes mingles with water, creating unhygienic conditions for both sellers and consumers. China has in the past banned such markets, but they later reappeared as black markets.