Last updated: Monday August 31, 2020 KSA 06:54 – GMT 03:54
Publication date: Monday August 31, 2020 KSA 23:00 – GMT 20:00
Source: Dubai – Arabia.net
In a development the alarm might sound about the spread novel coronavirus And control it, a recent Chinese study revealed that the epidemic may be transmitted to homes through unimaginable places.
In detail, the study explained that Corona Virus It can be transmitted inside homes and through apartments through toilets, and sewage pipes that are shared by more than one apartment, especially in residential buildings with multiple floors.
The study, the results of which were published on the well-known “Science Direct” scientific website, focused on the discovery of the Corona virus in the bathroom of an apartment in the city of Guangzhou, southern China, although there were no patients in it.
She indicated that the virus may have entered the apartment located on the sixteenth floor through the toilet or drainage pipes, and traces of the virus have been discovered on the sink, faucet and shower handle.
Contaminated bath and tracking simulator!
The bathroom contaminated with the Coronavirus was discovered, on an apartment that housed 5 people, who were confirmed to have the disease.
After the discovery, the researchers ran a “tracking simulation experiment” to see if the virus could spread through tubes through small airborne particles, or “aerosols” that are often produced by the force of a toilet flush.
An “aerosol” was also found and moved to 12 levels above the place where individuals infected with the Coronavirus lived.
Do not rule out!
In turn, the authors of the study said that “the possibility of transporting aerosols through sewage pipes after flushing the toilet in the toilet on the fifteenth floor, through an on-site tracking simulation experiment.”
Follow-up showed that aerosols were found in the toilets in the apartments located on the 25th and 27th floors.
However, transmission of the virus through the common building elevator cannot be ruled out, according to the study.
It is noteworthy that the new Corona virus has killed, to date, 848.984 people, and recorded more than 25,321,974 infections.