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Multiple Fake news claims-: Mouth to mouth fear gives people fear overeating chicken, the purchase and sale of the of Broiler Chicken down.
Dear @AltNews have received msg on WhatsApp that in India, Corona virus has been found in broiler chicken and have suggested not to eat chicken till further update. Can you plz do fact check on this msg. Thanks.— Pravin Gade (@pravingade24) February 3, 2020
Poultry industry feels Coronavirus pinch as rumors link it to broiler chicken
BOILER CHICKEN ME KORONA VIRUS KO PAYA GAYA HAI. TAMAM LOGO SE APPEAL KI JATI HAI KE BOILER KE GOSHT KA ISTEMAL NA KARE... MUSLIM COMMUNITY MUMBAI. KHAR. DUAA KI Appeal
BOILER CHICKEN ME KORONA VIRUS KO PAYA GAYA HAI. TAMAM LOGO SE APPEAL KI JATI HAI KE BOILER KE GOSHT KA ISTEMAL NA KARE.... KHAR. DUAA KI Appeal pic.twitter.com/xHaG6xrsqR— The Shahbaz (@The_Shahbaz49) February 5, 2020
BOILER CHICKEN ME KORONA VIRUS KO PAYA GAYA HAI. TAMAM LOGO SE APPEAL KI JATI HAI KE BOILER KE GOSHT KA ISTEMAL NA KARE.... pic.twitter.com/5RFtXwSUzy— रहमान सिद्दीकी #Siddiqui_group (@Jaunpuri__Nawab) February 3, 2020
Facts Check Verdict: Fake / Rumors
News Verification: Mouth to mouth negative comments overeating of Broiler chicken has made the industry suffer as the sales of Broilers chicken and its products. From WhatsApp to twitter and Facebook people are constantly sharing the information. Social media users are constantly linking Broiler chicken to Coronavirus.
Shops across various parts of India have a deserted look.
Indianexpress reported a sharp dip in the sale of chicken products, it said Incidentally, the industry has reported a dip in sales. Dr. Dattatreya Kadam, director of Shri KY AgroVet company, said sales were fine till Sunday. “However on Monday these rumors started circulating on social media and by Tuesday sales had taken a dip of around 50 percent,” he claimed.
Experts say that for the most part, global panic over the Wuhan coronavirus is unproductive and unwarranted: The public should take precautions to avoid getting sick, but the most effective preventative measures are everyday actions like increased handwashing and not touching your face.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in thousands of confirmed cases in China, including cases outside Wuhan City.
As per CDC,
Much is unknown about how 2019-nCoV, a new coronavirus, spreads. Current knowledge is largely based on what is known about similar coronaviruses. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people such as with MERS, SARS, and now with 2019-nCoV.
Most often, spread from person-to-person happens among close contacts (about 6 feet). Person-to-person spread is thought to occur mainly via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, similar to how influenza and other respiratory pathogens spread. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. It’s currently unclear if a person can get 2019-nCoV by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes.
Typically, with most respiratory viruses, people are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest).
It’s important to note that how easily a virus spreads person-to-person can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious (like measles), while other viruses are less so. There is much more to learn about the transmissibility, severity, and other features associated with 2019-nCoV and investigations are ongoing. This information will further inform the risk assessment. Read the latest 2019 Novel Coronavirus, Wuhan, China situation summary.
There is no study which suggests that coronavirus spreads through Chicken.