July 10, 2020 / 3:01 PM / a month ago

Fauci says likely some degree of aerosol transmission of new coronavirus

NEW YORK, July 10 (Reuters) - The new coronavirus is likely spreading through the air to some degree, the United States’ top infectious disease official said on Friday, one day after the World Health Organization changed its guidance on the ways the virus spreads.

“Still some question about aerosol but likely some degree of aerosol,” Anthony Fauci, the head of the United States’ National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said by video during a panel session at a COVID-19 conference organized by the International AIDS Society.

Reporting by Caroline Humer Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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