How is Coronavirus spread?
In the same way as with the common flu, this new coronavirus is spread through the air or through human contact. Cough or sneezing, for example, stand out as the main pathways of pathogen transmission. The infection is spread during the incubation phase of the disease, while the person has not yet developed the characteristic symptoms of pneumonia, such as fever.
For this reason, experts suggest taking into account more parameters when confirming or ruling out a suspicious case. New research suggests that the incubation period of Covid-19 may be as long as 24 days and not 14 as initially believed. It has also been ruled out that the disease is transmitted from animals to humans, although it is estimated that the outbreak originated in a seafood market in the Chinese city of Wuhan.