How does nasal diseases affect the spread of the Corona virus


Jeddah – Walaa Haddad

  Tuesday, 24 November 2020 - 18:00    </span>

The world is still suffering from the Coronavirus, as the number of infection increases in light of the approaching finding of a vaccine capable of stopping its rapid spread, and with regard to the methods of its spread, this is the focus of a number of medical studies and research, which recently observed that people suffering from nasal diseases contribute more than Others spread Corona, what is the reason?

Nose diseases and Corona:

Researchers have identified the physiological symptoms that can lead to a significant spread of the virus, and teeth placement and nasal congestion can lead to sneezing droplets falling into great distances, and even staying suspended in the air for longer, according to a TIME NOW NEWS report.

According to new research from the University of Central Florida, USA, researchers have identified some of the features that could make one a super diffuser of the virus, in this study, the researchers used general computer models to numerically stimulate sneezing in different types of people and then determined the correlations between people’s physical features, and to what extent Sneezing droplets may travel or remain in the air.

Study details:

Michael Kinzel, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California and a co-author of the study, said knowing more about the factors that affect the extent to which these droplets can travel could guide efforts to control their spread.

Adding that this is the first study that aims to understand the underlying cause of the spread during sneezing, and the study also said that when people have a clear nose, such as what happens after blowing a tissue, the sneeze drops their distance.

When the nose is clear, it allows air to pass away from the mouth, which reduces its speed. However, when the exit is restricted in the case of nasal congestion, it increases the speed of the drops emitted from the mouth.

It found that people with a blocked nose have a higher likelihood of spreading the virus due to the extent to which their sneezing can spread.

Likewise, teeth can also act as a barrier that prevents sneezing from leaving the body, leading to an increase in speed.The type of saliva may also play a role in dispersing sneezing droplets.For the study, the researchers also simulated three types of saliva: thin, medium, and thick.

They found that thin saliva produced smaller droplets, which kept the droplets in the air longer, compared to medium or thick saliva.


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