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Can the new type of coronavirus be transmitted via food and toys?

BfR FAQ dated 3 February 2020

After the outbreak of respiratory disease caused by an infection with the new type of coronavirus (2019-nCoV), and the subsequent epidemic in various regions of China, first infections in humans have also now been diagnosed in Germany and Europe. Concerned consumers  have asked the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) whether the virus can also be transmitted to humans via food and other imported products such as children’s toys, mobile telephones, tools etc. Against this background, the BfR has summarised the most important questions and answers on the topic.

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03.02.2020
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