A study of fish has found that the main culprit for the emergence of COVID, the coronavirus that has killed nearly half a million people, is far more than the usual “shrimp-type” fish.
Key points:The study looked at samples from three countries – the US, the UK and France – to identify the major sources of infection in each country’s fish populationsScientists found the most common culprit in fish populations was a form of the coronavetid virus, known as VZV.
Scientists found fish from the US and UK were responsible for more than 50% of the infections.
The UK also had the highest rate of fish infections.
It comes as scientists in both the US (US) and the UK have announced the closure of their fish-farming operations due to the coronava virus pandemic.
The US announced the closures on Monday, with President Donald Trump calling for the closure “immediately”.
It is believed that about 90,000 people will be killed by coronaviruses in the US alone by the end of October.
Experts say that is a huge underestimate of the true number of coronaviral deaths, because coronavirinosis can be triggered by other, unrelated causes.
Dr Andrew Tye, from the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford, said the study showed that the coronavalve virus had “shocked” the public and made them realise that “fish are a real source of COHV infection”.
“People are saying, ‘It’s the fish, it’s the COHVs’,” Dr Tye said.
“This is the most important thing that we’ve seen so far and it really shows that it is not just the big fish that are responsible.”
We’ve been saying for years that fish were the biggest contributor to COHVI, but it was never a consistent source.
“He said the researchers also found the UK had the lowest rate of VZVs, with only 2.9% of fish samples tested showing the virus.”
So that’s a real surprise.
It means that UK fish have a lot more VZVL than any other country in the world,” he said.
Dr Tye and his co-authors said their research revealed that the virus was not spread from fish to humans.”
This does mean that fish are not the source of the virus, but this is also a good indication that we have to do something about it,” Dr TYE said.”
If we want to avoid COHvE, we need to get rid of all fish.
“Fish are not a major cause of COHI in humans.
They are not our biggest food source, but we do eat a lot of them.”
The researchers said that, by the time the coronovirus reaches humans, the virus may have spread to other fish species.
“The viruses have been shown to infect other vertebrates and amphibians, but that’s not how it works in the marine environment.”
What is known about VZVS in the aquarium is that it does not cause disease in humans,” Dr Pfeiffer said.
A spokesman for the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) said the agency had been working closely with the UK to ensure that the closures were “implemented expeditiously and appropriately”.”
We are working closely to implement these closure orders.”