The infection is thought to spread out mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who remain in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through breathing beads produced when an infected individual coughs or sneezes.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of individuals who are nearby or potentially be inhaled into the lungs.
Can somebody spread out the virus without being ill?
- Spread is possible before individuals reveal symptoms. People who are disappointing symptoms can still be bring the infection and can still pass it on to other individuals.
Spread from contact with contaminated surface areas or objects
It might be possible that an individual can get COVID-19 by touching a surface area or things that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the primary way the virus spreads.
How quickly the virus spreads
How quickly a virus spreads out from person-to-person can vary. Some infections are extremely contagious (spread quickly), like measles, while other infections do not spread out as easily. Another factor is whether the spread is sustained, spreading out continuously without stopping.
There is presently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best method to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a suggestion, CDC always suggests daily preventive actions to assist avoid the spread of respiratory illness, including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then toss the tissue in the garbage.
- Tidy and sanitize regularly touched items and surface areas using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Wash your hands typically with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
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