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Nigerian Wet Market – Published by ITV News at Ten

Published on: March 17, 2021

The article discusses the ongoing debate around the role of wet markets in the emergence and spread of zoonotic diseases. It highlights that many wet markets across the world, such as those in China and Nigeria, continue to operate with minimal regulation, and the conditions inside them could facilitate the spread of viruses between species, leading to the emergence of new deadly diseases. The article also points out that wet markets serve as an important source of food for many people in developing countries, and calls for a balance between cultural traditions and public health concerns. Finally, it highlights the need for global collaboration to improve regulations, enhance surveillance, and reduce the risk of future pandemics.

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