Novel coronavirus can transmit via aerosol: expert

Source: Xinhua| 2020-02-08 20:27:50|Editor: huaxia

Medical worker Mao Jingjing takes people's body temperature as they drive into the city at a toll station in Hefei, east China's Anhui Province, Feb. 2, 2020. In China's battle against the novel coronavirus epidemic, grassroots workers, deliverymen, sanitation workers and public transport drivers showed their selfless devotion in protecting the safety of residents in the communities and brought warmth and belief to the citizens. (Xinhua/Zhang Duan)

According to previous knowledge of the novel coronavirus, the respiratory droplets and contact transmission are the major routes of the virus infection. Latest finding reveals that it can also transmit via aerosol.

SHANGHAI, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- The routes of the novel coronavirus infection include transmission via aerosol according to health and epidemic prevention experts, said Zeng Qun, deputy head of Shanghai Civil Affairs Bureau at a press conference in Shanghai on Saturday.

The other major routes of virus infection are contact transmission and direct transmission including transmission via respiratory droplets according to the experts, Zeng added.

Targeting these transmission routes, Zeng called on residents to take a series of measures including canceling all social activities and gatherings, opening windows regularly to maintain the circulation of indoor air and focusing on household disinfection.