The questionable, most would say nasty, offerings of exotic meat at the Chinese market where a new, deadly virus has emerged is believed to be tied to the mystery illness’ development and outbreak. According to multiple sources, the Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan offers customers a wide variety of meat taken from animals that most people outside of China would never consider consuming.
As reported by the New York Post, other “exotic” meat offerings included salamanders, crocodile, koala, bats, porcupines and camel and fox. The huge market was shuttered after the deadly outbreak of the deadly new strain of coronavirus.
According to the Post, Chinese health officials believe that consumption of one of these exotic meats is behind the quickly spreading virus.
Over 500 people in China have contracted the virus, with 17 deaths. The first case of coronavirus in the United States was a man who traveled from Wuhan to Seatac Airport. He is currently hospitalized in Everett, Washington, in “satisfactory” condition. The second case is tied to a woman in Chicago, Illinois, who was just diagnosed with the virus.
(Screenshots via Daily Mail and New York Post)
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