wet markets

Wuhan Wet Market Turtles Carrying Cholera Alarm World

Four softshell turtles sold at a wet market in Wuhan, China — the origin site of the pandemic-inducing Chinese coronavirus — tested positive for a pathogen capable of causing cholera, a bacterial disease, on Wednesday, China’s state-run Global Times reported on Friday.

A man wearing a facemask to help stop the spread of a deadly virus which began in the city

Australian W.H.O. Investigator: Coronavirus Most Likely Originated in China

Professor Dominic Dwyer, an Australian microbiologist and infectious disease expert who traveled with the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) team investigating the origins of the coronavirus in Wuhan, China, said on Wednesday there is little evidence Covid-19 originated anywhere but China. Chinese scientists working with the W.H.O. team are pushing theories the disease might have originated somewhere else and traveled to China by way of imported food.

Residents visit a night market in Baocheng Road on June 3, 2020 in Wuhan, Hubei Province,

Poll: Over 90% of Southeast Asians Want to Ban Wet Markets

More than nine out of ten people in Southeast Asia want to end wildlife trafficking and shut down wet markets, according to a poll from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), demonstrating unprecedented consensus after the Wuhan coronavirus spread from animals to humans late last year, Voice of America reported on Wednesday.

Workers wearing facemasks make a barbecue at a market in Wuhan, in China's central Hubei p

China Reopens Wet Markets with World Health Organization’s Blessing

China’s notorious “wet markets,” the open-air wildlife slaughterhouses that were supposedly the mechanism for the Wuhan coronavirus jumping from animals to humans, are back in business with the approval of the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO seal of approval stunned government officials and health experts around the globe.

Eating dog meat to mark the summer solstice is a tradition in China's Guangxi province