Coronavirus: infection via toys unlikely

Toys, technology, clothes, or Pomelos – consumers in the trade with many Goods from China in contact.

In view of the Coronavirus, some now question whether the pathogen can also be about food or other imported products.

Experts give the all-clear

Exaggerated Fears are unfounded. An infection in this way are unlikely to be declared to the Federal Institute for risk assessment (BfR).

It has received according to its own information requests of uncertain consumers.

The most important means of Transmission according to the current knowledge of the droplet-infection, in the case of the corona made viruses from infected humans or animals in the air and then inhaled will stand.

In General, the viruses are not, according to the BfR particularly stable on dry surfaces. In General, you will be in the dry state within hours to a few days of inactivity.

Specifically, this means that The risk is low that corona viruses persist about toys or mobile phones with delivery from China, and consumers could infect in Germany.

Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa)

*The article “Coronavirus: infection is about toys unlikely,” published by FitForFun. Contact with the executives here.