The WHO (World Health Agency) in the report on Thursday (9/7/2020) describes several ways of spreading corona viruses. One of the reporting points titled Transmission of SARS-CoV-2: Implications for Infection Prevention Precautions is airborne Transmission.
Airborne became a crowded topic related to the COVID-19 pandemic that still struck the world.
What Does Airborne Mean?
- In the air
- Which is flies
- The one in the air
- That rose in the air
- The one in the sky
- Launched into space
Airborne is in the air. The other meaning of airborne that flying.
Airborne came into English that the Germanic language was first spoken in England in the early Middle Ages and it is currently the most common language used around the world.
Google translate defines airborne as in the air, which is in the air, which flies, launched into space. While the airborne transmission is transmitted in the air by transmission means spreading.
What Does Airborne Mean For Viruses?
If the virus can be transmitted by air means the particles can be carried by air in the form of entirety and harmful to human health.
Basically, the spread of airborne viruses can occur in several methods, one of which is airborne aerosol.
Therefore the aerosol is lighter and can survive in the air, especially in places that do not have fresh air circulation. In a dense enclosed space, one infected person can release enough aerosol viruses from time to time to transmit a lot of people and may just cause a new cluster.
Airborne transmission is described as the spread of infectious agent causes, caused by spreading droplet nuclei or aerosols. Droplet nuclei remain contagious when floating in the air for a certain distance and time. Airborne transmission may occur during the application of medical procedures that produce aerosols.
Aerosols are fluid particles that float in the air with a size smaller than 5 micrometers. These particles can come from activities such as breathing, conversing, singing, or laughing. This very small particle size turns out to be able to float and persist for several hours in the air.
Earlier, WHO stated corona spreading by air can happen in health facilities. Yet as many as 239 scientists from 32 countries urged the WHO related likely occurrence of similar things other than hospitals or other facility. Some outbreak reports indicate possible airborne deployments.
The case outbreak turned out to be associated with a closed room with quite a lot of occupants. E.g. In a restaurant, gym or fitness class, and during choir training. WHO joint Group Scientists then examined the possibilities of corona spreading in the air without the procedure that produced aerosol particles, especially in rooms with poor ventilation.
With these findings, the WHO recalls the importance of preventing the COVID-19 prevention efforts. The effort is to wear masks at any time, especially when outside the house, to wash hands, and to apply the distance. We recommend not to outdoors if there is no urgent interest.
In addition, note corona symptoms in order to quickly conduct a rapid test or swab test and get the necessary handling.
What Does Airborne Mean Disease?
Citing various sources, Airborne disease means a disease that spreads by air or transmitted through the air. The disease is caused by pathogens that can spread through the air over time in small sizes.
Pathogens or causes of this disease can be in the form of viruses, bacteria, or fungi. Not all pathogens (disease-causing) can spread through the air. HIV For example, the particle is too subtle to survive outside the body and not airborne. Meanwhile measles, this virus can spread through the air because the particles are mild and survive in the air up to 2 hours. It is very dangerous.
Some examples of infectious diseases by air include flu, tuberculosis, fever, smallpox, Anthrax, measles and others.
The pathogens or allergens transmitted through the air often cause inflammation in the nose, throat, sinus, and lungs. This is due to the inhalation of pathogens affecting a person’s respiratory system.