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US U.S. CDC says coronavirus could spread through air

18:36  21 september  2020
18:36  21 september  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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Once again, the U . S . Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided guidance on COVID-19, only to contradict itself later. The CDC acknowledged what many scientists have been saying for months: that the novel coronavirus can spread through small airborne particles that can

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated guidance on its website to say coronavirus can commonly spread " through respiratory droplets or small particles, such as those in aerosols," which are produced even when a person breathes.

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned that COVID-19 could spread through airborne particles that can remain suspended in the air and travel beyond six feet.

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The agency previously said the virus mainly spreads from person to person through respiratory droplets when a sick person coughs, sneezes or talks.

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Sept 21 (Reuters) - The U . S . Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned that COVID-19 could spread through airborne particles that can remain suspended in the air and travel beyond six feet.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . CDC twenty four seven. How easily a virus spreads from person-to-person can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious, like measles, while other viruses do not spread as easily. Air Travel Toolkit for Airline Partners.

The updated guidance, posted on the agency's website on Friday, also recommended that people use air purifiers to reduce airborne germs indoors to avoid the disease from spreading. (https://bit.ly/2EknVZc)

Airborne viruses are among the most contagious, and the CDC warned that poorly-ventilated places increase the risk of spreading.

Studies have shown that the new coronavirus could spread through aerosols in the air, and the World Health Organization has said it is monitoring "emerging evidence" of possible airborne transmission.

(Reporting by Manas Mishra in Bengaluru; Editing by Ramakrishnan M.)

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