You must know the causes behind the transmission of Corona Virus before you can contain it. The Corona outbreak reminds us how something so tiny can cause massive impacts.
The virus has spread all over the world in a span of days causing numerous deaths. But this does not mean it is different from any other viral infections.
The mode of transmission and causes are almost the same for all the viral diseases. Although this article focuses on the causes of the transmission of the Corona Virus.
Viral infections are contagious right? Any viral disease can spread through your nasal and oral droplets. Every time you sneeze or cough you spew out a massive amount of micro-organisms.
If you have an infection, your sputum might infect others. You might not affect people directly.
But these micro-organisms can stay alive for a longer period outside. The virus can stay alive for 4 hours on copper, almost a day on cardboard, 2 days on stainless steel and 3 days on plastic.
So even though the odds of you infecting someone directly is thin, you might do it indirectly.
Aerosolized Nasal Droplets
People think covering our nose while sneezing prevents the spread of viruses. This is true to an extent.
But unless you make sure you have completely covered your mouth, infection is always possible.
Ever noticed these tiny droplets floating in the air every time we sneeze? This is more responsible for the transmission of CoronaVirus than any other factor.
Other people could easily inhale them and get affected. This is the reason why doctors suggest that you use masks. If you suspect that you could have an infection, wear masks in all the public places.
Faecal to Oral Transmission
Doctors have found live Corona Virus in the stool of the infected patients. This might cause the virus to transmit in case of any other viral infection.
But as per the research, in the case of COVID-19, the virus does not seem to spread by this mode. Although you do not need to panic, it is always advisable that you clean yourself properly.
Proper Hand wash after excretion should be your priority. You should not take any chances and support the community in stopping the spread.
Transmission through food and water
This is one of the major causes of the Transmission of Corona Virus. When an infected person gets in contact with the food supply, he infects a far bigger population.
The food and water supply might get affected by his nasal and oral particles. It then affects anyone who eats or comes in contact with the food supply.
This is why doctors advise people to consume water after boiling it properly. You must avoid the consumption of raw fruits and any other raw food item.
Transmission from Mother to Child
Scientists in China identified that the virus does not spread from the mother to her child. The study conducted on pregnant women proved the following point.
The virus only affects the lungs and the throat of the patient. If a pregnant mother gets affected, she can still have a baby.
Her breast milk and amniotic fluids have shown no traces of the virus. Some babies got diagnosed with corona. But doctors suspect that it was only through oral transmission.
It is time to be cautious. The Transmission of Corona Virus is happening faster than we predicted.
This viral infection has gone pandemic affecting millions around the world. Some countries have a low number of recorded cases.
The government predicts that this is due to poor testing. You must be responsible at times like these.
Remember to boil your food and water before you consume them. Stay away from the public and stop community spread.