The CDC has clarified on its’ webpage some information on how the coronavirus is transmitted. People have been very conscious of cleaning surfaces with disinfectant wipes as it’s been stated by doctors that the virus can live on surfaces for up to three days. The CDC has clarified however that catching the virus by touching surfaces or objects like doorknobs is the least likely way of transmission. The CDC states that the main way the virus is transmitted is from person to person contact and more specifically through droplets in the air, such as when an infected person sneezes or coughs. The CDC stresses that hand washing is extremely important and that if you have touched a contaminated surface, washing your hands thoroughly will kill the virus. If you do touch a contaminated surface you’d then have to touch your eyes, nose or mouth to introduce the virus into your body. The CDC says this is the least likely method of transmission but there is still risk. Catching the virus by inhaling contaminated droplets in the air is how it’s most easily transmitted. People are encouraged to remain vigilant however and do whatever it takes to make you feel safe. If you feel better by cleaning surfaces, especially ones that may have been touched by a lot of people, then by all means do so! Keep in mind that wearing a mask when going to stores and hand washing are considered the most effective ways to combat the virus.
CDC Clarifies How Coronavirus Is Transmitted Most Easily
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