Note: This thread is related to #Coronavirus #COVID19

Follow the World Health Organization's instructions to reduce your risk of infection:

1/ Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.

2/ When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue - throw issue away immediately and wash hands.

3/ Avoid close contact with anyone that has fever and cough.

Nicholas A. Christakis+ Your Authors @NAChristakis Sterling Professor of Social & Natural Science at Yale. Physician. Author of Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society. Luckily wed @ErikaChristakis Feb. 24, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

COVID-19 may have both respiratory and fecal transmission: While a sneeze by someone with a respiratory disease can only infect others within a few meters, virus-laden gaseous plume from infected person with diarrhea can infect others up to 200 meters. 

Detailed environmental sampling of a patient in isolation suggests that fecal transmission of COVID-19 is indeed possible. That is, SARSCoV2 may spread both thru respiratory droplets & fecal shedding. Strict adherence to environmental & hand hygiene needed 

More updates on this topic: Prolonged presence of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA in faecal samples - The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology  NB viral RNA alone is not same a infectious virus.

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