China detects large quantity of coronavirus in Wuhan seafood marketChristian Fernsby ▼ | January 27, 2020
Experts of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have successfully isolated Wuhan coronavirus in the environmental samples of a seafood market in Wuhan, indicating that the virus stems from wild animals on sale at the market.
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Earlier reports quoted experts as saying that the geographical distribution of the cases indicated a close relationship between the epidemic and the seafood market.
Experts of the institute took the samples on Jan. 1 and Jan. 12 on instruction of the Chinese CDC.
Thirty one of the 33 positive samples were collected from the western zone of the market, where booths of wildlife trading concentrated. The result suggests that the novel coronavirus outbreak is highly relevant to the trading of the wild animals, experts said.
The successful isolation of the novel coronavirus further substantiates that the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market contains a large quantity of Wuhan coronavirus, according to the experts. ■