CDC Issues New Guidance on Coronavirus on Surfaces

CDC Issues New Guidance on Coronavirus on Surfaces

CDC Issues New Guidance on Coronavirus on Surfaces

In a recent update to the organization's "How COVID-19 spreads" section on its website, officials say they now believe that the virus doesn't spread as easily on surfaces or objects, but it still could be possible.

The CDC mentioned that since COVID-19 is a new disease and we are still learning about how the infection spreads, there is a possibility that it can spread in other ways- other than those that are not thought to be the main ways the virus spreads.

"Some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus", according to the CDC.

The virus can potentially spread in other ways, though.

Recently, the CDC in the USA changed its guidelines with regard to touching contaminated surfaces; the danger is now considered comparable to other low-risk transmission methods, including "from animals to people" and "from people to animals".

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However people should remain cautious as transmission from contaminated surfaces "may still be possible" as scientists work to discover more about how the virus spreads, the CDC warns. People with COVID-19 can infect pets. "If a person inside the household becomes sick, isolate that person from everyone else, including pets".

'The virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading very easily and sustainably between people. Person-to-person contact is a highway.

According to the guidelines, the coronavirus is thought to spread mainly between people in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) "through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks".

However, "severe disease requiring mechanical ventilation has been reported in COVID-19 positive neonates", the CDC warned.

Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.

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