The deadly coronavirus still remains a hot topic as new claims surface every day. So far the pandemic has caused over one hundred thousand deaths globally while the total number of confirmed cases is shooting up every hour. Worst hit countries include the US, followed by Italy and Spain, there has been a second wave of the virus in countries like China as well. While the contagious virus of COVID-19 continues to create havoc, one of the recently asked questions all over the world could be-can coronavirus really spread through farts? Surprisingly the answer is, YES! According to doctors, the virus of COVID-19 can be found in the stool of an infected person.
More than 50% of the coronavirus suspects were found positive for the infection through examination of their excreta. Ongoing research says that farts might carry the potential power to pass on microparticles which can further spread any virus or bacteria. In this case, it can be the nobel coronavirus. However, experts suggest that more indept study is required to measure out the rate of transfer through a mere fart.
A recent study done on COVID-19 positives found out that about 5o to 55 percent of the infected patients had the virus in their feces.
One of the experts of the COVID-19 study included Dr. Andy Tagg who later Twitted about the new finding. He wrote, “So farts CAN have the power to spray talc long distances. And, in terms of size, a particle of talcum powder is 5 times bigger than a 5-micron aerosol droplet.”
Dr. Tagg also mentioned how powerful these farts can be to travel a long distance. It can act as a carrier for bacteria and infection. Although, the Chinese Centres of Disease Control and Prevention’s division in the Tongzhou district of China had earlier made claims that wearing pants can act as a barrier from spreading the COVID-19 virus through farting. The solution to this possible contamination can be simply wearing pants, especially for positive patients.
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