Covid-2019: Airborne transmission is most frequent way of infection

Source : 112 Ukraine

It mostly spreads across airways or direct contact
22:38, 13 February 2020


Most frequently, the spread of the coronavirus is taking place across airborne transmission or direct contact. Chinese outlet Beijing News reported that quoting a representative of the Chinese Healthcare Ministry.

"Emission of the virus from the feces of the sick does not change the main route of the spread of infection. Just like before, it spreads across the airways or direct contact", the authority's representative said.

He also commented on the article released by the Guangzhou Medical Center; it said that the feces of the sick could contain coronavirus, which leads to a threat of possible contamination of venting systems and sewers of living houses and hospitals, making them dangerous for healthy people. 

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"The role and the affect of the spread of the disease by the gastroenteric tract, including via the fecal and oral way, is yet to be investigated and looked into", he said.

As is known, the number of coronavirus cases in China increased by almost 15,000 after the method for counting infections was revised in the Hubei Province, which is the epicenter of the outbreak.

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