Environment & Nature

Environmental Conditions Affect COVID's Stability In Humans

BP World Bureau | Jun 22 2020 07:47:57 PM
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Environmental conditions affect the stability of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-219) in human nasal mucus, according to a study published in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases by researchers from the Marshall University in the US.

The novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, is less stable at higher humidity and warmer temperatures whereas it is more stable at low-temperature and low-humidity conditions.

It is not stable during humid conditions because of the reduced surface stability of SARS-CoV-2 in human nasal mucus and sputum.

This study throws light on how climatic influence on SARS-CoV-2 transmission rates might eventually drive seasonal outbreak dynamics.