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Cholera Found in Turtles at Wet Market in Covid Epicenter Wuhan

  • Comes after university student diagnosed with the disease
  • Discovery revives memories of earliest days of pandemic

Wuhan detected cholera-causing bacteria in samples taken from softshell turtles at a food market, sparking comparisons among some Chinese social media users to the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The Baishazhou wet market has been disinfected and shops related to the turtles closed for three days, according to a statement from local health authorities late on Thursday. No cases of cholera have been found in people who came into contact with the animals, and the strain isn’t related to the case confirmed this week in a Wuhan University student, they said.