Reports of more infections of the novel coronavirus continue to dominate the news media.
According to a recent AP report Monday, the mainland death toll in China has risen from 908 with 3,062 new cases.
Meanwhile, dozens of new cases are being reported on a quarantined cruise ship off the coast of Japan.
Health officials found 65 new cases on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship announced Monday. That’s in addition to 70 found earlier on.
With all these recent cases, doctors and scientists continue to work tirelessly to learn new aspects of the virus like how it’s transmitted and the incubation period.
At the same time, there is a multitude of misinformation being spread across the internet.
WTMJ’s Melissa Barclay spoke with UW-Madison Professor of Virology Dr. Kristen Bernard about some of those myths to find out what’s true and what’s false about the virus that everyone is concerned about.
Can the coronavirus be spread by eating meat?
Can the virus be transmitted through your pets?
There’s word of a “miracle mineral solution” that combats the virus… is that true?
Does eating garlic or sesame oil protect you from the coronavirus?
Click on the link above to hear the answers.