Scientists have discovered how long does the coronavirus in fresh water

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Natural ponds can serve as pathways Kovida.

British and Polish epidemiologists under the leadership of Jamie Shutler, associate Professor from the University of Exeter in the UK studied the behaviour of coronavirus in contact with the water, and found that in rivers and lakes, the particles can persist up to 25 days. The results of the study were published in the electronic scientific library MedRxiv, reports the with reference to the Correspondent.

“Natural water bodies can serve as reservoirs and pathways for a new type of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). In many countries, they represent a real threat to health,” the scientists write, noting that the condition for long preservation of the virus in water is its low temperature.

The researchers warn that if the newly occurred leaks from sewage, “the contact of people and animals from river and lake waters should be minimized”.

Experts have studied the possible amount of virus in fresh water for twenty countries with the largest number of infections to date. Thus, they determined that the most vulnerable States in this regard were Spain, UK and Morocco.

At the same time, according to scientists, the smaller the risk of contamination through water resources is celebrated in Canada, Russia, Indonesia, Venezuela, Australia and New Zealand, as a country with a low population density.