Covid-19 as an Airborne Disease

The air we breathe is full of impurities and diseases that can infect us with serious diseases. People with the virus in their body may leave  the disease on surfaces when they cough, sneeze  or touch the surfaces. Other people may get infected by touching these objects or surfaces and then by touching their nose, eyes, mouth before cleaning their hands properly.

Covid 19 virus is an airborne disease and the airborne transmission is defined as he spread of an infectious agent by the dissemination of droplet nuclei that is infected even suspended in air for a long time. It is also transmitted through direct contact with respiratory droplets of an infected person. They can also get infected from touching surfaces and contaminating from viruses and later getting infected.

So you can catch some disease simply by breathing the air. When you breathe the pathogenic organisms, they take up residence inside you. Because these diseases travel in the air and they are hard to control. Common cold, influenza, chickenpox, mumps, measles, whooping cough, Tuberculosis, diphtheria etc are some of the airborne diseases.

Now Coronavirus and Covid 19 are rapidly spreading and are responsible to affect millions of people globally in is not generally considered as airborne but considering some situations it can act like airborne disease too. In usual situations, SARS-CoV- 2 is spread through respiratory droplets after a person coughs or sneezes, but these droplets are larger than what is considered as airborne. Therefore, it is mandatory to clean hands regularly with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub product, and to clean surfaces regularly.

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