China Confirms nCov As Airborne Which Drifts Through Air And Can Cause Infection If Breathed In
A top government official from China has confirmed that coronavirus is an airborne disease that drifts through the air and can cause infection if breathed in.
Shanghai Civil Affairs Bureau deputy head Zeng Qun solely confirmed this but the World Health Organization hasn't affirmed Zeng's statement.
"Aerosol transmission refers to the mixing of the virus with droplets in the air to form aerosols which causes infection after inhalation," he said in a China Daily report.
If the coronavirus is indeed an airborne disease, it now has three modes of transmission.
Direct transmission occurs when a person breathes the air close to an infected person who has coughed or sneezed.
Contact transmission is when a person touches a contaminated surface then infects themselves by touching their mouth, eyes or nose.
According to the data released by Xinhua News yesterday, the virus' casualties have now reached to 811.