Expert: There is No Evidence that the New Coronavirus Spreads Through the Digestive Tract

On the 25th, the Beijing Municipal Government Information Office held a regular press conference on epidemic prevention and control. At the meeting, Wang Guiqiang, director of the Department of Infectious Diseases of Peking University First Hospital, pointed out that a new epidemic of epidemic wholesale markets occurred in Beijing, and meat, eggs, fish and seafood in shopping malls are currently safe.

Wang Guiqiang said that the route of infection of new coronary pneumonia is still droplet transmission, intimate contact transmission, and aerosol transmission may occur in a relatively closed space. However, there is no evidence that the new coronavirus is transmitted through the digestive tract.

Wang Guiqiang said that it is summer, and it currently emphasizes that the handling of meat, eggs, and other fish needs special attention, not just because of new coronary pneumonia, but also other infectious diseases. Therefore, when you buy food, you need to pay special attention during the process. First, it should be cleaned well; second, raw and cooked parts, including cutting boards, knives, utensils, etc., should be raw and cooked parts, otherwise it may be contaminated and cause digestion Spread of diseases. At the same time, it is best to eat cooked food. Third, it is important to promote meal sharing.