Coronavirus Does not Easily Spread Via Contaminated Surfaces - CDC Updates
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- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has always warned that touching contaminated surfaces and objects may spread the infection but in its recent update stated that the virus does not easily spread via this route
- The agency explained that while the virus may remain in surfaces for hours to days, it may not be infectious
- The CDC warns that the main mode of transmission of the virus is person-to-person contact such as exposure to respiratory droplets from an infected person close by
- A study in the New England Journal of Medicine reshows that the virus can live on surfaces for up to three days and in the air for up to three hours
- However, the poor survivability of the virus on surfaces makes one unlikely to contract the infection by touching a contaminated surface