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Scientists identify most dangerous source of infection for COVID-19

Scientists identify most dangerous source of infection for COVID-19

Chinese scientists have found that members of the same family have a higher risk of having coronavirus infection than those who use public transport. The results of their research were published in the Science journal.

The lowest probability of infection with COVID-19 is in medical facilities where all safety measures are observed. As the authors of the paper say, the closer the contact, the greater the chance of infection with the coronavirus. The risk was lower in public transport, food, and entertainment than in contact with a broader circle of relatives.

Family members living together are at the highest risk of infection. Scientists cite frequent contacts during self-isolation as a possible cause. At the same time, every day spent in the same house with a coronavirus infected increases the probability of transmitting the disease by 10%.

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