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Exhaled breath of COVID-19 patients can contain novel coronavirus, study finds


Spreading fast: This adds to a body of evidence that suggests airborne transmission of the virus may play a role in virus spread.

Not just talking, singing or shouting, as the World Health Organization indicated on July 9, but even breathing may spread novel coronavirus into the air. A study published in Nature had earlier found airborne coronavirus in a patient’s breath. A couple of more studies found airborne transmission of the virus during breathing and speaking. A new study posted on July 2 in preprint server MedRxiv has again found virus spread while breathing. Preprints are yet to ...


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