The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its guidelines on the coronavirus to say that the infection can spread through aerosols, which are produced even when a person breathes.
“Through respiratory droplets or small particles, such as those in aerosols, produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, sings, talks, or breathes,” the health institute said. “These particles can be inhaled into the nose, mouth, airways, and lungs and cause infection. This is thought to be the main way the virus spreads.”
Earlier, the CDC website, which was updated on Friday, said that coronavirus spreads mainly when in close contact – about 6 feet – and through respiratory droplets when a person with the virus “coughs, sneezes or talks”, according to CNN.
The health institute also said that there was “growing evidence” that droplets and…