Coronavirus: How can I “catch”?

Imported Goods, food from the supermarket, doorknobs, cash: Many people are confused in the face of the spread of Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, and are wondering how the Virus is transmitted. We have summarized the most important information.

The most important route of Transmission is according to the Federal Institute for risk assessment (BfR), the so-called droplet infection. The corona viruses are released from infected people via tiny droplets, such as when Sneezing or coughing, in the air, and then of the other inhaled. Also a smear infection, is also conceivable. In the process, pathogens on the hands to get to the mucous membranes of the nose, mouth or eyes, where you infection can.

Köcan corona virus on Oberflächen üsurvival and infektiös stay?

In General, corona viruses are not, according to the BfR particularly stable on dry surfaces and only survive for a few hours to a few days. For the novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 first laboratory tests show that it can remain strong contamination for up to 3 hours as an Aerosol, up to 4 hours on copper surfaces, for up to 24 hours to box, and up to 2-3 days on stainless steel and plastic infectious.

Imported Goods such as toys, clothing, cosmetics, or other things gef&auml are;a year?

According to current knowledge, it is, according to the BfR, due to the relatively low environmental stability of corona viruses is unlikely, due to imported objects to infect.

How it looks with Türklinken, smart phones, debit card terminals, and shopping cart handles?

In principle, the corona virus can get by directly Sneezing or coughing of an infected Person on surfaces and for a time, survive. A smear infection of another Person is possible if the Virus is shortly thereafter transferred via the hands to the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat or the eyes. To protect against virus transmissions via contaminated surfaces, it is important to wash your hands regularly and fingers off your face to keep.

What f&uuml is;r food?

Transmission of the Virus via contaminated food is considered to be unlikely, nevertheless, it is advisable to keep the Prepared food to the General hygiene rules. Since the viruses are sensitive to heat, can reduce the risk of infection due to the Heating of foods in addition to more. Cold makes you nothing: corona viruses can remain at minus 20 degrees Celsius up to 2 years in frozen Status infectious.

Händewaschen and keep your distance

The most important protection measures are still washing regular and thorough hands (to hold at least 20 seconds with soap and water), one to two meters distance to other people and to be as rare as possible in the face. Also on direct physical contact, such as shaking hands should be avoided.


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