Coronavirus can not spread easily by touching surfaces: US CDC

Coronavirus can not spread easily by touching surfaces: US CDC

Coronavirus can not spread easily by touching surfaces: US CDC

The CDC has updated its guidelines to state the novel coronavirus does not spread easily from touching surfaces or objects.

The previous advise had stated that it "may be possible" to catch Covid-19 from contaminated surfaces.

'This is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads, but we are still learning more about this virus'.

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".

If feasible, CDC officials also advised that a newborn should be temporarily separated from its mother if she has a confirmed or suspected case of the virus in an effort to lower the risk of transmission to the child.

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

"The CDC's changes are an important step in clarifying how the virus is spread, especially as we gain new information". It also may help reduce anxiety and stress.

"Testing is recommended for all neonates born to women with confirmed or suspected COVID-19, regardless of whether there are signs of infection in the neonate", the federal health agency said in the guidelines released Wednesday. What the findings do emphasize is how critical it is to wear face masks, since some people who have COVID-19 may be asymptomatic.

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. "Even when a virus may stay on a surface, it doesn't mean that it's actually infectious", John Whyte, the chief medical officer for WebMD told Fox News in an email.

The CDC now includes "surfaces or objects" under ways in which the coronavirus doesn't readily transmit.

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