What temperature is the new coronavirus afraid of?

Fighting and protecting against a new infection is the main issue today, relevant not only in China, but also in most countries of the world. It is discussed how the coronavirus spreads, how dangerous it is, what it is afraid of. In an effort to protect themselves and their loved ones from the disease, people use medical masks, use special hand sanitizers. Many people are interested not only in all kinds of preventive methods, but also at what temperature does the coronavirus die? Does it die from the sun or frost?

Is the new coronavirus afraid of frost

In China, experts work with viruses from other countries. According to the president of the organization, virologists say that the new disease is not like its predecessors. COVID-19 is considered more dangerous than SARS and MERS, despite family ties. The Chinese virus has the following features:

  • transmitted by airborne droplets;
  •  spreads at negative temperatures;
  • chlorine solutions do not destroy its bacteria; a special liquid is suitable for disinfection.

Some doctors claim that the coronavirus is afraid of the cold, but virologists refute this information. Measures have been identified in which bacteria are killed. Coronavirus dies under the following conditions:

  • dry climate is not favorable for the spread of the virus;
  • heat treatment will help disinfect products;
  • alcohol-containing substances are suitable for disinfection, provided that the alcohol content is more than 75 degrees.

Since heat treatment is suitable for fighting bacteria, the question arises - "what is the death temperature of coronavirus?". Before eating the products, they must be fried or boiled. First of all, the warning concerns meat and fish dishes.

What temperature affects the disease? The temperature at which the coronavirus dies must be at least 56 degrees above zero. In this case, heat treatment should be carried out for at least half an hour. To the question “is the virus afraid of low temperatures, and at what frost does it die?” virologists answer that it is perfectly preserved frozen. Low temperatures do not prevent the viability of COVID-19 bacteria.

Chinese coronavirus death conditions in the air

Warm and humid air is not favorable for the development of infection. Many viruses do not survive high temperatures. Coronavirus is not an infection that is afraid of frost. It has a lipid shell, consisting of fat-like compounds. If the air temperature rises, the shell collapses and the microorganism dies.

Important! At 56 degrees, it takes half an hour to kill the virus; above 70 degrees, five seconds is enough.

Air humidity also affects the viability of the virus. In the air, the coronavirus spreads by airborne droplets. As a result of sneezing and coughing of the sick person, the virus enters the environment and hangs in the air. In frosty and dry conditions, the viability of coronavirus is much higher. Drops of contaminated liquid remain in the air for a long time. Such conditions increase the likelihood of contracting the disease.

Important! With high humidity, the virus settles faster.

There is another suggestion at what temperature the infection dies. If the temperature is above 45 degrees, the virus will die after a few minutes. But there are natural conditions under which COVID-19 dies in a couple of days. To create them, it is enough to control the room temperature and humidity level, the absence of direct ultraviolet rays on the infected surface. There are many options for the spread of the disease, it is simply impossible to predict everything. Despite this, not a single case of infection through parcels from China has been recorded.

When the coronavirus will recede from China according to scientists

If the body temperature is above the normative value, doctors ascertain the penetration of foreign microorganisms. The human body is designed in such a way that fever is a standard reaction to a disease. If there is no heat, there may be problems with the operation of the naming system. At a temperature of 37.5, foreign bacteria in the body die partially, due to discomfort. The number of dead bacteria increases with an increase in body temperature. This means that if the room is more than 38 degrees, the virus will at least partially die.

Scientists testify that room temperature preserves the infection for 4 days. At sub-zero temperatures, the coronavirus remains alive. The virus dies at a temperature of about 60 degrees, within 0.5 hours. Guaranteed bacteria die when boiled. Activation of the infection after treatment with alcohol-containing substances is observed after 10 minutes.

Important! Coronavirus is UV resistant.

Scientists believe that COVID-19 mutates over time into a virus similar to the common flu. It may also not manifest itself in the body for a long time.

The World Health Organization suggests that the new virus is likely to spread around the world this summer. Scientists say that while they do not have information about how the infection will develop in different climates, the spread of the disease in the warm season is not excluded.

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