COVID-19 spreads mainly from person-to-person, health officials say

COVID-19 spreads mainly from person-to-person, health officials say

The coronavirus "does not spread easily" by touching surfaces or objects, said the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), changing its previous guidelines which placed a greater emphasis on this possibility.

In order to keep rats and other pests away, the CDC recommends that homeowners and landlords take a few precautions. At this time, the risk of COVID-19 spreading from animals to people is considered to be low.

In the updated page on how COVID-19 spreads, the CDC mentioned that the coronavirus doesn't spread easily in other ways such as from touching surfaces or objects, from animals to people, and form people to animals.

"New data on COVID-19 is available daily; information about its biological and epidemiological characteristics remain limited, and uncertainty remains around almost all parameter values", the CDC cautioned.

The CDC also notes COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, is not easily transmitted between humans and animals.

Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. "I think this new guideline helps people understand more about what does and doesn't increase risk". They cautioned that if somebody touched a surface contaminated with the virus and then touched their face or mouth, they could get infected. "Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about six feet)", the new guidelines explained.

Before, researchers originally thought the virus could live on some surfaces for up to three days.

"The CDC's changes are an important step in clarifying how the virus is spread, especially as we gain new information".

Rasmussen said the new CDC language will not alter her habits. "Just don't wipe down food with disinfectant".

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