How Does Covid-19 Airborne Transmission Occur?

COVID-19Common questionHow does COVID-19 airborne transmission occur?There is evidence that under certain conditions, people with COVID-19 seem to have infected others who were more than 6 feet away. This is called airborne transmission. These transmissions occurred in indoor spaces with inadequate ventilation. In general, being outdoors and in spaces with good ventilation reduces the risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Can COVID-19 be transmitted through the air?

Aerosols are emitted by a person infected with coronavirus — even one with no symptoms — when they talk, breathe, cough, or sneeze. Another person can breathe in these aerosols and become infected with the virus. Aerosolized coronavirus can remain in the air for up to three hours. A mask can help prevent that spread.

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How can COVID-19 virus spread through aerosols?

Once the aerosols are airborne, the water in the tiny droplets quickly evaporates, leaving even smaller virus particles that can float in the air for an extended period of time.

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What does airborne transmission of COVID-19 mean?

Research shows that the virus can live in the air for up to 3 hours. It can get into your lungs if someone who has it breathes out and you breathe that air in. Experts are divided on how often the virus spreads through the airborne route and how much it contributes to the pandemic.

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What is the main way of transmission of COVID-19?

The principal mode by which people are infected with SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) is through exposure to respiratory droplets carrying infectious virus.

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