In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, a bipartisan group of top US lawmakers advised China to close down all its active wet markets because it has the potential to expose people to health risks through zoonotic disease introduction.
As distinct from “dry markets,” a wet market sells fresh meat, fish, produce and other perishable goods. This gets its name from the floors being continuously wet from fresh produce spraying and meat and seafood stalls washing up.
A zoonotic illness is a disease that can move from an animal to a human.
It suspects that a wet market in the central Chinese town of Wuhan. It is the source of the coronavirus pandemic began in December last year, passing from animals to humans.
Republican Mitt Romney, Republican Lindsey Graham and Democratic Chris Coons were influential in the party of 11 Senators.
Last week, China released an official timeline reporting that the novel coronavirus. So, it first identifies in late December in Wuhan where it describes as “unknown cause pneumonia.”
Also, the Senators ‘statement comes after Dr Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Thus, this is at the National Institutes of Health, calls for these markets to close down.