Social Transmission of Corona Virus: An overview

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Angurbala Mishra
Subhasmita Biswal
Somadatta Das
Rabindra Nath Padhy
Bibhuti Bhusan Pradhan


Corona virus (COVID19) causes an infectious disease of the upper respiratory tract, with terminating illness of failure of lungs. Being a viral disease, no ensconced drug for control is known and it is picked up by a new host the man as droplets in air released by a patient. The virus has been detected in 215 countries and World Health Organization (WHO) declared as an epidemic and pandemic. The common structures of social contact critically determine the spread of the infection from a patient; in the dearth of vaccines, the control of the virus has been its prevention of spread through systematic ‘social distancing measures’. Furthermore, the use of cotton facemask in public places and while dealing with one has been the robust method of prevention of spread of the virus from sneezing or talking with anyone. It was seen from January to April 2020 counties followed social distancing procedures without touching; hand-shaking or hugging with any one had least number of COVID19 affected persons. Hand washing with soap-water frequently to ward off any viral contamination obtained from touches of fomite or furniture etc., is rigorously followed, city disinfection with bleaching water has been additional practice in societies to abate infection from spits from patients in the common spaces. Moreover, the described types of social distancing framework adopted by some countries without additional measures prevented super-infection of the virus in societies. Finally, the findings have important implications for the policymaking to be adopted globally as well as, individual-scale preventive methods.


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Mishra, A., Biswal, S. ., Das, S., Padhy, R. N., & Pradhan, B. B. (2020). Social Transmission of Corona Virus: An overview. Siriraj Medical Journal, 72(6), 508–511.
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