According to new research information, the Coronavirus’s infection can be transmitted through shoe soles, the transmission distance of at least 4 meters
Recently, a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that the SARS-CoV-2 virus can be transmitted by shoe soles at a distance of at least 13 feet (about 4 meters), double 2 meters according to the previous social isolation guidelines
The coronavirus can travel 13 feet through the air and be carried around on people’s shoes, according to a new report from the CDC.
The airborne distance is more than twice the recommended social distancing guidelines to stay 6 feet away from others. The new research, published in the agency’s Emerging Infectious Diseases journal, may help to explain how the virus is being spread.CDC
Researchers tested air and ground in a hospital in Wuhan, China, and the results showed that about half of the medical staff working in the intensive care unit were carrying the COVID-19 Virus on their sole
Besides, studies have shown that samples obtained from a pharmacy floor have a 100% probability of detecting positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It is Noticed that only health workers come to the pharmacy, while those who are infected do not.
Therefore, the sole of a health worker ‘s footwear could be a carrier of the disease, the CDC researchers wrote. “We strongly recommend that medical staff disinfect footwear after leaving the patient’s room infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
The results could imply a “potentially high infection risk” for medical staff and their close contacts, the research team concluded. Stricter measures should be taken, particularly for those working in intensive care wards.CDC
In response to this problem, the UK National Health Service has recommended products containing detergents used to wash fabrics at high temperatures (60 degrees C) to enhance the ability and effectiveness. We can see that the new way Coronavirus’s infection is very dangerous, so be careful to contact with everybody. You can read more about the CDC Here.