Is it possible to get COVID-19 from hamsters

(ORDO NEWS) — Some time ago, information appeared on the network about the alleged infection of employees of a pet store in Hong Kong with a coronavirus after contact with hamsters.

Margarita Provotorova, an expert epidemiologist of Rospotrebnadzor, spoke about how this is possible at all.

According to the specialist, at the moment there is no exact information on how much the story of infection from hamsters is true.

At the same time, the expert said that today there is no reason to believe that hamsters are the main source of infection.

At the same time, she did not deny the very fact that such transmission of infection is possible.

Recall that earlier it became known about the decision to destroy a lot of hamsters from Hong Kong in connection with the discovery of 11 positive samples taken from them.


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