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Inside Nigeria's Wet Markets, Lagos: Fears The Next Virus Could Come From Africa by evergreen9: 9:14am On Feb 20
Inside Nigeria's wet markets: Shocking footage reveals pangolins, sea turtles and monkeys being sold in Lagos both dead and alive - raising fears the next virus could come from Africa

Shocking footage seen by MailOnline reveals the appalling state of Nigerian wet markets which have the potential to cause future disease outbreaks in humans.

Myriad animals including pangolins, primates and sea turtles are held — both dead and alive — in confined spaces while workers fail to sanitise surfaces or tools and do not wear appropriate PPE, including gloves.

Video also shows many of the animals being abused before they are slaughtered; photographic evidence reveals vendors boiling animals including pangolins, dogs and manatees while they are still alive.

WildatLife, a charity working on the ground in Nigeria, visited Oluwu fish market in Epe, 55 miles east of Lagos.

The volunteers secretly recorded conditions at the market where vendors handle, butcher and sell live and dead animals.

'Wet markets like Oluwo Fish Market located in Nigeria, facilitate and heavily contribute to the practice of illicit wildlife trade and in turn, this practice can lead to the spread of zoonotic diseases,' WildatLife told MailOnline.

'Transportation of animals for wildlife trade at these markets enables the spread of diseases from animals to other animals and pose a threat to human health.'

Dozens of primates can be seen in the footage stuck in small cages while snakes, crocodiles, duikers, sea turtles, manatees, rodents and parakeets are also present.

'All animals are infected with something and only some are infectious to humans,' Professor Bennett explains.

'Having more animals in the same space and in close contact with each other makes it more likely something will emerge in humans.

'The more biodiverse an area/country is (in the tropics for example), the higher risk there is that something is going to emerge.

'There is an almost 100 per cent risk of something emerging in humans, but we can't predict where that will be or what that will be.'

It is thought SARS-CoV-2 jumped from a bat and into an intermediate species, potentially a pangolin, where it then evolved to be able to infect humans.

It is possible this intermediate animal would have then passed the virus on to a human who visited the market. If the transient host was indeed a pangolin, this could have happened when the infected pangolin's scales were ingested as a medicine or its meat was consumed.









Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9275175/Inside-Nigerias-wet-markets-source-future-zoonotic-diseases.html#comments
Re: Inside Nigeria's Wet Markets, Lagos: Fears The Next Virus Could Come From Africa by evergreen9: 9:15am On Feb 20
I had no idea there was a market like this in Lagos state.

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Re: Inside Nigeria's Wet Markets, Lagos: Fears The Next Virus Could Come From Africa by Shelumiel: 9:18am On Feb 20
This is just rubbish news. Covid-19 did not jump from any animal. It was just an experiment gone bad. No use that one compare our Nigerian meat market

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Re: Inside Nigeria's Wet Markets, Lagos: Fears The Next Virus Could Come From Africa by PrinceDz1: 9:24am On Feb 20
Hnnm
My brother people dey chop Oo

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Re: Inside Nigeria's Wet Markets, Lagos: Fears The Next Virus Could Come From Africa by illicit(m): 9:26am On Feb 20
Something must kill a man sha....

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Re: Inside Nigeria's Wet Markets, Lagos: Fears The Next Virus Could Come From Africa by lastempero: 9:29am On Feb 20
Oyibo and their mumu write up again. Go do your research. I just pray WHO will come out clean with their findings.

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Re: Inside Nigeria's Wet Markets, Lagos: Fears The Next Virus Could Come From Africa by longetivity(m): 9:35am On Feb 20
Bubu is a terrorist

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Re: Inside Nigeria's Wet Markets, Lagos: Fears The Next Virus Could Come From Africa by simplePOS: 9:52am On Feb 20
Mehn, what for? Is there bush in Lagos?


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Re: Inside Nigeria's Wet Markets, Lagos: Fears The Next Virus Could Come From Africa by GamalNasser: 9:53am On Feb 20
They have started

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Re: Inside Nigeria's Wet Markets, Lagos: Fears The Next Virus Could Come From Africa by Draslo(m): 9:53am On Feb 20
We don dey chop bush meat for Africa since forever. We never made the entire planet sick. Go and do your investigative journalism in China

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Re: Inside Nigeria's Wet Markets, Lagos: Fears The Next Virus Could Come From Africa by Igwe355(f): 9:57am On Feb 20
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Re: Inside Nigeria's Wet Markets, Lagos: Fears The Next Virus Could Come From Africa by Simplebeauty: 9:57am On Feb 20
grin undecided
Re: Inside Nigeria's Wet Markets, Lagos: Fears The Next Virus Could Come From Africa by ForeThinker: 9:57am On Feb 20
It's what it's
Re: Inside Nigeria's Wet Markets, Lagos: Fears The Next Virus Could Come From Africa by ecolime(m): 9:58am On Feb 20
Baby Journalist

Keep it up.. lol

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Re: Inside Nigeria's Wet Markets, Lagos: Fears The Next Virus Could Come From Africa by Coldie(m): 9:58am On Feb 20
Nigerians are eating almost everything that moves, even rats and lizards what do u expect

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Re: Inside Nigeria's Wet Markets, Lagos: Fears The Next Virus Could Come From Africa by Racoon(m): 9:58am On Feb 20
grin Chai! See how they have roasted that 404 doggie so tey baba dey threaten us from the other side of life.

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Re: Inside Nigeria's Wet Markets, Lagos: Fears The Next Virus Could Come From Africa by PAWG(m): 9:58am On Feb 20
Wuhan pt. 2

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Re: Inside Nigeria's Wet Markets, Lagos: Fears The Next Virus Could Come From Africa by Proffdada: 9:59am On Feb 20
OP just pointed out where they're going to plant another lab manufactured virus sad

Wuhan has been there for years until trump decided to ban Huawei 5g masts, tiktok and Wechat

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Re: Inside Nigeria's Wet Markets, Lagos: Fears The Next Virus Could Come From Africa by Whitecoal711: 9:59am On Feb 20
I thought WHO said the virus did emerge from Wuhan,or China,
i do not justify this act but you see Ebola, corona,sars HIV and the likes,the world power or order never tell us wetin dey sup,
all the ammunition and bio-weapons dem dey build,one day go be one day

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Re: Inside Nigeria's Wet Markets, Lagos: Fears The Next Virus Could Come From Africa by 9jaRealist: 9:59am On Feb 20
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They don’t need to go to no “wet” market...
They should just come here to see what NLers are killing and eating.
grin
>

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Re: Inside Nigeria's Wet Markets, Lagos: Fears The Next Virus Could Come From Africa by nanauju(f): 9:59am On Feb 20
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Re: Inside Nigeria's Wet Markets, Lagos: Fears The Next Virus Could Come From Africa by inoki247: 9:59am On Feb 20
Abeg I no know where the market dey for Lagos wu get d direction I wan take my Chinese friend to the place....

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Re: Inside Nigeria's Wet Markets, Lagos: Fears The Next Virus Could Come From Africa by Smitharo(m): 10:00am On Feb 20
NAwa oo.. c how terrified d monkey looks sef.

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Re: Inside Nigeria's Wet Markets, Lagos: Fears The Next Virus Could Come From Africa by Dickson44: 10:00am On Feb 20
It's not like it's new, so why do u think the new virus will emanate from Africa?

Anyways Buhari must go

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Re: Inside Nigeria's Wet Markets, Lagos: Fears The Next Virus Could Come From Africa by Shellsploit: 10:01am On Feb 20
Lalasticlala sef
Re: Inside Nigeria's Wet Markets, Lagos: Fears The Next Virus Could Come From Africa by Incognito403: 10:01am On Feb 20
Coro kee you there.

I was expecting this junk journalism to come from an oyinbo news agency.

They want to release another virus in Africa and blame it on bush meat.

As much as don't support or consume bush meat, our fathers have been eating bushmeat for centuries and no virus or bacteria from it. They burn it before eating and boil it or roast it well. So no stupid virus or bacteria can survive in it.

FYI, the way they prepared those animals in those pictures are basically how we prepare all the animals we eat; goat, ram, chicken etc. even cow and camel.

Useless people shaa want to give black people bad name.

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Re: Inside Nigeria's Wet Markets, Lagos: Fears The Next Virus Could Come From Africa by arazanbal: 10:01am On Feb 20
una say make elders for this country nor to dy receive bush meat as part of dairy wy people day pay if dm wanna marry ?? or make dm nor dy use bush meat prepare food for them during festivities. make una becafuo make dm nor swear for una
Re: Inside Nigeria's Wet Markets, Lagos: Fears The Next Virus Could Come From Africa by lekki1444: 10:01am On Feb 20
shocked look at all this rubbish people are eating. i think i need to be a vegetarian. fork this shit
Re: Inside Nigeria's Wet Markets, Lagos: Fears The Next Virus Could Come From Africa by NOwazobia: 10:01am On Feb 20
Make una come deposite virus for Nigeria na and claim it comes from the market. Nonesense. This is one of the problems of formal education, fanatics of it gets easily brain wash.

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Re: Inside Nigeria's Wet Markets, Lagos: Fears The Next Virus Could Come From Africa by thebosstrevor1: 10:01am On Feb 20
So they could only get 3 pictures from these so called big wet market.

You will be shocked that that so called wet market is just one small shop like that but with your camera, your writeup and the type of online media this news is printed on, in this case, dailymail with massive following can turn something of insignificant to become significant in a matter of hours, then come the deceiving headlines to cause panic and fear.

Are they trying to tell us that they will soon poison that small shop with their man made viruses so that they can infect people living there and then make a vaccine to make money

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Re: Inside Nigeria's Wet Markets, Lagos: Fears The Next Virus Could Come From Africa by nomenclature(m): 10:01am On Feb 20
Customer spotted
Shelumiel:
This is just rubbish news. Covid-19 did not jump from any animal. It was just an experiment gone bad. No use that one compare our Nigerian meat market

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