Coronavirus might be able to survive in water

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  • Research has shown that coronavirus can survive in water for an extended period of time, but that doesn’t mean it poses a threat to the average person.
  • No traces of the novel coronavirus have been found in water supplies in the United States, according to the EPA.
  • Sewage treatment workers may be at heightened risk, but the measures they already use to protect themselves from viruses and bacteria should stop this virus as well.
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We all know by now that the primary route of transmission of the novel coronavirus is through the air. Droplets that an infected person exhales, coughs, or sneezes out can carry the virus. A healthy person who breathes those droplets in, or touches a contaminated surface and then rubs their eyes, nose, or mouth can easily become infected. But what happens when the virus enters the water?

Reliable studies on the new coronavirus and its interaction with water are scarce (well, non-existent might be a better term), but as Forbes points out, there are a few things we know about how similar viruses deal with water, and research into coronavirus concentrations in sewage give us a rough idea of how dangerous this route of transmission truly is.

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