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Scientists are still learning a great deal about COVID-19 and how it spreads, but they have learned it can be transmitted via “aerosolized feces,” according to a new study.
The research, published by Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, notes it can be transmitted via a phenomenon known as “toilet plume,” placing greater importance that people close the toilet lid when flushing.
The article goes on to state the following:
In an interview with Forbes, Purdue University professor of mechanical engineering Qingyan said there is a “very easy way to help prevent the spread of coronavirus: ‘Close the lid and then flush.’”
The report cites four methods of COVID-19 transmission:
- direct/indirect contact,
- airborne (passing through the air)
- fecal-oral transmission
The latest COVID-19 stats (at time of publication of this story):
- US Coronavirus Cases: 245,442
US Deaths: 6,098
US Recovered: 10,411
Global Coronavirus Cases: 1,039,158
Global Coronavirus Deaths: 55,163
Global Recovered: 220,089
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