WHO Report: Aerosols Not Likely To Be Significant Source Of COVID-19 Transmission

WHO Report: Aerosols Not Likely To Be Significant Source Of COVID-19 Transmission

The World Health Organization has issued a new scientific brief that summarizes what’s known about the different ways the coronavirus can transmit. The ten-page brief, posted July 9, considers all the ways researchers think the coronavirus may be able to spread: through close contact with droplets expelled when an infected person coughs, sneezes, speaks or breathes; through the expulsion of small microdroplets that have the potential to spread over greater distances; and through contaminated surfaces.

By Miki