Mysterious virus .. Is defeated by heat and moisture? Scientists reveal a shift in Corona behavior


The Corona virus, which has confused the world, still keeps a mystery confusing scientists who are making great efforts to identify its structure to be able to find a vaccine to fight it.

Scientists and researchers study the virus’s behavior in nature, and how it is affected by temperature. Where a study published by Chinese researchers revealed that the spread of the emerging corona virus can be weakened in warm and humid climates.

The study, prepared by researchers from Behang University and Tsinghua University and published by the scientific journal “SSRN”, indicated that its results show that the activity of spreading the virus in 100 Chinese cities varied according to temperature and humidity.

The figures showed that the rise in temperatures by one degree with increasing humidity reduced the numbers of people infected with the virus, according to a report published by the newspaper.Florida Today“.

The results of the study are consistent with other research showing that high temperatures and humidity reduce the chance of influenza spread in general.

Researchers for this study predicts that the arrival of the summer and rainy season in many areas will discourage the spread of the virus.

The number of people infected with the virus has reached more than 300,000 so far.

Chinese researchers study indicates that influenza viruses are more active and stable in cold temperatures, and remain in the air, but with higher temperatures and more humidity, viruses fall from the air faster and less chance of spreading, which can apply to the emerging corona virus as well.

But another study, prepared by Princeton University in partnership with the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), reveals that an emerging coronavirus can settle in the air for hours, and on surfaces it can stay for days.

The study showed that the new corona remains in the air for three hours, on copper surfaces four hours, and up to 24 hours on paperboard, and three days on plastic and iron.

The researchers hoping for this study hope that the heat will affect the activity and spread of the Corona virus, and that limits its activity with the coming of summer.

On the contrary, dry environments and hypothermia increase the spread of viruses, according to a study conducted by researchers from Yale University, which indicated that these factors also weaken human immunity and make it more vulnerable to these viruses.

And yet she says World Health Organization The assumption that the virus will be affected by hot and humid climates is not reliable, and through “the evidence available so far, the Corona virus can be transmitted in all regions, including hot and humid regions.”


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