A call for global monitoring of WASH in wet markets

Oct 08, 2020

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, wet markets have been described as potential hotspots for the transmission of novel respiratory illnesses. Specifically, wet markets could be hotspots for enteric pathogen transmission because of poor and unregulated hygiene conditions. Many markets do not have toilets and handwashing stations. It is likely that more people will migrate to urban areas and slums will grow over the next few decades; and wet markets will be increasingly located in crowded communites with reduced acees to piped water and networked sewers. The Lancet Planetary Health


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