Norovirus spreads several feet from the man – scientists

Previously it was thought that the virus can not "walk" on air. Canadian scientists have refuted this theory. Novovirus move freely in the air and spread from person to person. While traditional measures to contain infection don't work, reports The Daily Mail.

In six hospitals, scientists have registered outbreaks of gastroenteritis was caused by the norovirus. This causes vomiting and diarrhea, fever. Scientists collected samples of air a few metres away from sick people.

In 54% uzhalsya can detect the virus in the chambers, 38% - in the corridors, in 50% on the posts of medical personnel. Concentration sometimes reached 2350 particles per cubic meter of air. For the development of enteric infections requires only 20 particles.

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