WHO expert says he would like to go back to Wuhan to follow up COVID-19

FILE PHOTO: A logo of the World Health Organization (WHO), is seen before a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland, June 25, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo

GENEVA (Reuters) - A World Health Organization expert said on Wednesday he would like to go back to wholesale food markets in Wuhan in China to follow up initial cases of COVID-19 which emerged in the city.

Peter Ben Embarek, an expert in animal diseases, told a WHO social media briefing he would like to re-interview initial COVID-19 cases and find others who may have "important information" on where they may have picked up the virus.

(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Writing by Giles Elgood; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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