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WHO included aerosol transmission in a new coronavirus FAQ

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The FINANCIAL — WHO published a new version of its list of frequently asked questions about COVID-19. It’s the first time the WHO has acknowledged the virus can travel in the air and linger longer than previously thought. Aerosol transmission involves secretions in particles much smaller than those released when a person coughs or sneezes. These particles are produced by speaking loudly, singing or even breathing heavily, after exertion for instance. The World Health Organization revised its guidelines on key issues concerning how the new coronavirus spreads, saying people who are talking or singing may expel the virus through tiny airborne particles that…

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WHO included aerosol transmission in a new coronavirus FAQ

3 mins read

The FINANCIAL — WHO published a new version of its list of frequently asked questions about COVID-19. It’s the first time the WHO has acknowledged the virus can travel in the air and linger longer than previously thought. Aerosol transmission involves secretions in particles much smaller than those released when a person coughs or sneezes. These particles are…