How is the COVID-19 Virus Spreading System?

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How is the COVID-19 Virus Spreading System?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), transmission of the COVID-19 virus from one person to another can be through several things including physical contact, droplets, air, fomite (contaminated surfaces) to human waste. The following is an explanation of the transmission or distribution system of the COVID-19 virus that you need to pay attention to.

1. Droplet Contact and Transmission

Corona virus can be transmitted if there is direct or indirect contact from an infected person through droplets such as saliva. Droplets containing the virus can be released when an infected person coughs, sneezes, talks or sings. And transmission itself can occur when a person is within approximately 1 meter of an infected person and has respiratory symptoms such as coughing or sneezing, which can reach the mouth, nose, or eyes of people who are stretched, causing infection.

2. Transmission By Air

WHO states that the Corona virus can also spread through small particles floating in the air. Airborne transmission of the virus can occur during aerosol-generating medical procedures. Susceptible people can inhale the aerosol, and can become infected if the aerosol contains enough virus to cause infection in the recipient’s body. The possibility of aerosol transmission can also occur in a fairly crowded room, which is combined with droplet transmission.

3. Contaminated Surface

The next way of transmission is when someone touches a surface that may have been contaminated with the virus from a person who coughs or sneezes, then the virus moves to the nose, mouth, or eyes of the person who touched the contaminated surface. According to some studies, the Corona virus can survive for 2 to 3 days on certain surfaces. Therefore, you must be diligent in cleaning various surfaces and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth before washing your hands thoroughly.

4. Human Waste

There are studies showing that Corona virus particles are also found in the faecal-oral of infected people, such as urine and feces. However, WHO said that until now, the level of transmission through human waste is still low, or is not the main transmission effort for the virus.