Coronavirus, makakahawa sa tao higit 6-feet ang layo, ayon sa mga eksperto

Coronavirus, makakahawa sa tao higit 6-feet ang layo, ayon sa mga eksperto

- Coronavirus can be transmitted up to more than six feet, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated

- People who are more than six feet away from an infected individual, may still contract the virus

- Exposure happens whenever respiratory droplets, along with aerosol particles are inhaled

- Contact with the nose, eyes or mouth can also lead to being infected

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Coronavirus can infect individuals even if they are located six feet away from the carriers.

Coronavirus, makakahawa sa tao higit 6-feet ang layo, ayon sa mga eksperto
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The CDC has published new guidelines on Friday, May 7, about the distance that respiratory fluids can travel.

A person who inhales these droplets, even though standing more than six-feet away, may contract the virus if he inhales the droplets, or such come in contact with the eyes, mouth or nose.

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The agency also noted that respiratory droplets are released whenever a person exhales. Some of the ways that these droplets get exhaled include speaking, breathing, coughing, exercising and sneezing.

Previously, the agency noted that infection occurs through close contact with an infected person. Now, airborne transmission is found to be one of the avenues by which people can get infected, reported Manila Bulletin.

The CDC gave a caveat though, "Although infections through inhalation at distances greater than six feet from an infectious source are less likely than at closer distances, the phenomenon has been repeatedly documented under certain preventable circumstances."

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The COVID-19 outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. The Philippines has slowly eased quarantine measures and Filipinos are starting to adapt to the new normal.

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The head of the European Union's disease control agency stated that there is a possibility that the novel coronavirus could last for a long time. This was even though there is already a global vaccine rollout that is currently taking place. It revealed that the virus seemed to be well-adapted to humans, which means that the vaccine may have to be tweaked every now and then. It appealed to people as a whole that everyone should just be prepared at the possibility that the virus will remain for a long time.

Many celebrities also contracted the virus. One of them was Ted Failon. He has released an official statement to announce that he has tested positive for COVID-19. The official statement was shared by the broadcast journalist' fellow anchor DJ Chacha on her Instagram account. According to the statement, Failon had undergone COVID-19 testing after a co-worker who tested positive for the virus identified him as a close contact. As stated, the award-winning journalist is not experiencing any symptoms and is currently in self-quarantine.

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