OBJECTIVE: The outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 in 2020 has become the world’s largest public health event, causing global attention and concern. Despite national efforts to control this emerging infectious disease, it still cannot be contained. China, which reported the disease early, was able to control the outbreak quickly, but there is the problem of imported infections abroad. This review aims to summarize SARS-CoV-2 detected on the outer packaging of imported cold chain food and lead to the transmission of novel coronavirus.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed information on SARS-COV-2 detected on the outer packaging of imported cold chain food and relevant literature. We searched the following databases: PubMed, Web of Science, EMBASE and CNKI. search terms were “2019 nCoV”, “SARS-CoV-2”, “COVID-19”, “cold-chain”, “item surface”, “spread”, “people”.
RESULTS: We found that SARS-CoV-2 survives on the surface of cold-chain food for a long period of time and these active viruses can be transmitted to humans.
CONCLUSIONS: We believe that while strictly preventing and controlling the importation of infected patients, we should strengthen the management of imported cold-chain food and its workers to prevent the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 to humans on the surface of cold-chain food objects.
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G.-S. Chen, S. Hu, S.-L. Zheng, C.-D. Liu, M. Wang
How to deal with the transmission of SARS-COV-2 on the surface of Cold-chain foods to people: a review
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 25 - N. 20