Study confirms: coronavirus can survive in the air for hours

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Many scientists now believe that the new coronavirus only spreads from the surface, so people are advised to wash their hands frequently to avoid infection, but a preliminary study revealed that the new coronavirus can stay in the air for hours.

A group of researchers has found that COVID-19 It can live in the air for hours in fine particles known as aerosols, and can spread as quickly as SARS.

Where scientists confirm that the emerging corona virusCOVID-19“It can be detected up to 3 hours after the atmospheric cap and can affect cells throughout that time period.

The study published on the site ” medRxiv She indicated that the results are still preliminary as they have not been subject to extensive review by scientists.

Researchers still do not know how high the corona concentration is to be viable COV-2 (COVID-19) In practice for human infection, however, they indicated that the air cover could travel over much larger distances.

But the current scientific consensus is that most of the new coronavirus transmission is through respiratory secretions in the form of large breathing drops on the surface.

Means to transmit corona virus infection

Center for Disease Control and Prevention explained CDC, That the virus mainly spreads from one person to another, usually through close contact, or through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Sneezing and coughing

The disease can spread from one person to another through small drops from the nose or mouth that spread when a person coughs or sneezes. These drops land on the bodies and surfaces surrounding people, then infect other people by touching these things or surfaces, then touching their eyes or nose or Their mouth.

Contaminated surfaces

The virus may also spread from one person to another through the surfaces that have been touched by the infected person. If a person sneezes and does not cover his mouth and touches things and surfaces, the infection may transmit, and he can therefore pass easily to another person, especially after studies have indicated that the virus may remain alive on surfaces for up to 9 days.

Stool

There is another way in which coronavirus can spread among people by passing stool, according to recent research from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. (CCDC), People who have confirmed cases of the new corona virus, have a live virus in stool samples, which means that there is a possible stool pathway for the virus, especially if the person does not wash his hands well after using the toilet.

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