Fact-checked by: Maldita.es

2020/06/24 | Spain, Vietnam

MISLEADING: Article circulating on social networks and that alerts about the supposed detection of rats destined for human consumption infected with coronavirus (56% of those analyzed) in some restaurants in Vietnam.

Explanation: The document to which they refer is real, however it is a preprint (a provisional publication waiting to be validated and published in a scientific journal), published in the bioRxiv open access repository, which is based on analyzes carried out between 2009 and 2014, in previous studies, already coronaviruses other than SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19.

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