RUSSIA – Russian desserts are among the foods that could potentially be contaminated with the highly contagious coronaviruses that have swept through Europe, the United States and elsewhere, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC has already confirmed that Russian ice cream has become the focus of the virus, and the CDC is warning that Russian restaurants are in the crosshairs of the disease.
While Russian food is often served with the kind of garnishes that might make someone sick, such as chocolate and caramel sauce, the new coronavivirus cases in Europe are being traced to Russian desserts, the CDC said Thursday.
The agency is warning Russian restaurants to be wary of customers who are eating Russian desserts.
“Russian desserts have become a favorite way for the spread of coronavovirus to spread,” the CDC added.
“Many Russians are now becoming infected and the risk of coronasitis increases.”
The Russians are not the only ones who are being worried about eating Russian food.
A group of U.S. soldiers were hospitalized in Germany after consuming Russian food at a military retreat, according a Reuters report.
The soldiers were reportedly taken to a hospital and treated for fever, diarrhea and vomiting.
At least 17 U.N. staff members, including U.K. Ambassador Matthew Rycroft and French ambassador Eric Fouchier, have been hospitalized with coronaviral illnesses, according the Associated Press.
The AP said they were suffering from pneumonia and gastroenteritis.
Rycroft has since been released, and Fouchiers remains hospitalized, the AP reported.
A Russian diplomat who worked at a Russian diplomatic compound in New York said in a statement on Wednesday that a Russian restaurant in New Jersey was preparing to serve food to Russian diplomats in London.
Catering to Russian diplomatic needs and catering to U. S. diplomatic needs, which has been common practice for years, has been the hallmark of the diplomatic system, according Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, according Reuters.
U.S.-Russian relations are currently strained, and there is talk of the Trump administration putting pressure on Russia.
The Trump administration has been in talks with Moscow, according President Donald Trump, and both sides are open to working together, according CNN.