The recent outbreak of novel coronavirus globally has given rise to several news articles, videos, and social media posts. All of them talking about preventive measures, symptoms, origin, and what to do and what not to. Although all these sources are trying to bring about awareness, it has also given rise to several myths that have led to people either refraining from or overeating a certain type of food, keeping their pets away from themselves or taking “out of one’s mind” safety measures. Therefore, we at HealthifyMe would like to keep our users informed about the several myths that are doing the rounds and the facts for the same.
Myth: Novel Coronavirus cannot spread in hot/humid climates
Fact: From the evidence so far, novel coronavirus can be spread in all areas irrespective of the weather/climate. Regardless of the temperature of the area, always make sure to take preventive measures such as washing your hands with soap and water or using an alcohol-based sanitizer. By following this, you not only avoid any form of infection but also eliminate the chances of the virus spreading.
Myth: Coronavirus can be transmitted through mosquito bites
Fact: So far, there has been no evidence stating that Novel Coronavirus can be spread through mosquitoes. This virus is a respiratory virus and spreads primarily through droplets when a person coughs or sneezes or through droplets of saliva or discharge from the…