posted on Mar, 25 2005 @ 04:31 PM
According to recent studies, scientists believe that SARS may spread not only with direct human contact, but through the air. Although
they(scientists) say there is no direct proof the virus may be airborne, but because of its rapid spreading, SARS being called an airborne virus is
TORONTO - Two new studies have found evidence that the virus causing severe acute respiratory syndrome may spread through the air, not just through
direct human contact, as was previously believed.
Patient information and environmental samples were collected from the SARS units of four Toronto hospitals.
SARS coronavirus was detected in the air in one of the four rooms tested. The researchers also detected the virus in four of 85 surface samples taken
from frequently touched surfaces.
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If this is true, and the virus is airborne, or has mutated into airborne(i don't know how viruses work) then this means we are in deep trouble of
another outbreak. Then again the virus could have affected other smaller life organisms in the air, which again means we are in for another outbreak.
This totally shocked me because i though the SARS virus was contained and totally gone... I guess not.