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US News aerosol infection: this is how you can protect yourself

12:19  28 may  2020
12:19  28 may  2020 Source:   wunderweib.de

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Aerosole-Infektion kann das Coronavirus übertragen. © provided by WUNDERWEIB aerosol infection can transmit the coronavirus. Scientists focus on the transmission of viruses and bacteria through aerosols in the corona crisis. It could be as dangerous as droplet transfer. We clarify.

Compliance with distance rules, strict hygiene, sneezing and cough labels and wearing a face mask is intended to protect us against the corona virus. But scientists assume that not only droplet infection is the reason for virus transmission, but also aerosol transmission (source: deutschlandfunk.de ). Properly clean

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aerosols: what is it?

aerosols are invisible, tiny suspended particles in the air . They can be smaller than five micrometers, and therefore as small as fine dust. They arise wherever droplets are nebulized, for example when speaking and singing.

Aerosols could spread the corona virus through over distances of several meters.

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Aerosol transmission: Interiors are particularly affected

The smaller a room, the more aerosols are distributed in the air and are inhaled by other people in the room. In particular, tight office spaces or small sports studios are at risk. The particles are better distributed and heavily diluted outdoors so that infection is less likely, but is still not excluded.

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Especially during sporting activities emits a lot of oxygen and the dangerous aerosols. So if you run after another jogger, you inevitably breathe in the suspended particles of the predecessor.

The example of a service in Frankfurt shows how high the risk of infection through an aerosol transmission is . Although all safety measures (distance control, wearing a face mask, ...) have been kept here, many people have contracted the corona virus there.

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How to protect yourself

The risk of infection via aerosols can be significantly reduced if you take some measures:

Ventilate rooms frequently Ensure air circulation, e.g. with the help of fans Avoid many people in a room Train, hairdresser, ...) Wear a face mask

Wearing masks and observing the distance rule continue to be an important measure to protect against the coronavirus . A breathing mask made of fabric can significantly minimize the escaping air flow. However, aerosols are so fine that they pass through the masks. Nevertheless, the masks absorbent material probably also retains some of the aerosols .

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The layer of air located between the waters of the Southern Ocean and the clouds they feed seems to be spared from the aerosols produced by human activity , according to the discoveries of American researchers © Chris LARSEN / NASA / AFP Antarctica via a NASA Image, in 2017 SCIENCES - The layer of air located between the waters of the Southern Ocean and the clouds that they feed seems to be spared from aerosols produced by human activity, according to the discoveries of American researchers The

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