Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 spreads more indoors at low humidity

The airborne transmission of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 via aerosol particles in indoor environment seems to be strongly influenced by relative humidity. This is the conclusion drawn by researchers from the Leibniz Institute ...

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Dry air increases COVID risk: Another reason to wear a mask

A study published in June focused on the Greater Sydney area during the early epidemic stage of COVID-19 found an association between lower humidity and an increase in community transmission.

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Reduced humidity linked to increased COVID-19 risk

A study conducted in Sydney during the early epidemic stage of COVID-19 has found an association between lower humidity and an increase in locally acquired positive cases. Researchers discovered a 1 percent decrease in humidity ...

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Climate similar in cities with biggest outbreaks of COVID-19

(HealthDay)—Cities that have experienced significant outbreaks of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) have similar winter climates, according to a study published online March 9 on the open-data site SSRN.

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3 things to avoid if you want to keep your rugs mold-free

Carpets in places with elevated moisture levels—a bath mat in a bathroom, a shag carpet under a humidifier in a bedroom—are more likely to harbor mold than carpets in drier areas of homes, new research has found.

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