Scientists are investigating the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, came to the conclusion that it might be more contagious than previously thought. This writes the German magazine Focus, citing a study group of American scientists.
So, before physicians and scientists have speculated that the coronavirus is transmitted mainly by airborne droplets through liquid droplets of an infected person that are released when sneezing and coughing, and also through the surface on which the drops fell. In a study published in mid-March in the journal The New England Journal of Medicine, notes that the virus can get into the air and through the breath of an infected person, the so – called bioaerosol remaining after this contagious for about three hours.
In particular, at the medical center of the University of Nebraska (USA) coronavirus detected in the room where assistance was provided to patients with the coronavirus, as well as on the clothes of medical staff. During the survey, the scientists, the patients are not sneezing and not coughing.
On the risk of transmission of coronavirus via bioaerosol warned and the national Academy of Sciences of the USA (NSA) in an emergency letter to the government of the United States from April 1. However, the NSA noted that the degree of risk of infection of SARS-CoV-2 via respiration requires a separate study.
At the same time, the Focus, the analysis of more than 75 thousand cases of infection COVID-19 in China has not revealed a single case of air transmission of the coronavirus. In addition, the presence of viral RNA in the air, the magazine emphasizes, does not necessarily mean that you can get.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in December 2019 in China. March 11, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University on April 4, the total number of infected people in the world exceeded 1.13 million, including more than 233 thousand recovered, about 60 thousand died.