They say the vegetables have viruses

Coronavirus, Health, Infection, Transmission

Another viral video, this one showing PPE clad workers digging up a vegetable patch, with a caption that says “My life is so bitter, all the vegetables are shovelled. They say the vegetables have viruses!”.



Of course, it could just be a common or garden vegetable patch heist…


Background reading:

“For many years raw fruits and vegetables have been implicated as vehicles for transmission of infectious micro‐organisms. Although fresh produce can support the growth and/or survival of many pathogenic bacteria there is little published information on the stability of human pathogenic viruses on these food products. Viruses cannot grow in or on foods but may sometimes be present on fresh produce as a result of faecal contamination. “

Research article: Foodborne viruses and fresh produce



2004 Research: SARS-CoV-1 associated with viral hepatitis


** This post was originally published on April 18, 2022 **