Water and Air as Possible Transmission Medium for Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19), Scope for Future Research: A ReviewJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 5)
Publication Date: 2020-05-05
Authors : Merline Sheela A; Shanmugasundaram R;
Page : 472-476
Keywords : COVID-19; mode of transmission; air borne; fecal-oral;
The recently spread Novel coronavirus (COVID – 19) belongs to RNA virus group of viruses, which is having relatively high transmission rate and it is highly contagious. Among the two strains namely S and L reported, the later one was common at the early stages of the outbreak. Mainly it is transmitted via droplets and person to person contact. But it is evident that through air and wastewater (fecal - oral) also transmission is occurring. Till now only few reports are available about the transmission of COVID – 19 viruses other than droplet. This article is written after reviewing a few research outcomes published in the journals and clinical reports collected from the web sources to highlight the possible mode of transmission of this deadly virus such as air and wastewater to draw more attention to do thorough study in this area.
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