CAN AEROSOLS BLOWING IN THE WIND FROM A JACUZZI SPREAD THE CORONAVIRUS?

Updated: May 19

COVID-19 Outbreak Associated with Air Conditioning in Restaurant, Guangzhou, China, 2020


Jianyun Lu1, Jieni Gu1, Kuibiao Li1, Conghui Xu1, Wenzhe Su, Zhisheng Lai, Deqian Zhou, Chao Yu, Bin Xu , and Zhicong Yang

Author affiliations: Guangzhou Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Guangzhou, China (J. Lu, K. Li, C. Xu, W. Su, C. Yu, Z. Yang); Guangzhou Yuexiu District Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Guangzhou, China (J. Gu, Z. Lai, D. Zhou, B. Xu)

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Abstract During January 26–February 10, 2020, an outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus disease in an air-conditioned restaurant in Guangzhou, China, involved 3 family clusters. The airflow direction was consistent with droplet transmission. To prevent the spread of the virus in restaurants, we recommend increasing the distance between tables and improving ventilation.


If air conditioning flow can transmit coronavirus, what about a jacuzzi outside with wind blowing aerosol vapors. And how far will those vapors travel? And given the proximity of homes in Mission Beach, does a jacuzzi filled with people infected by the coronavirus represent a threat? We think the answer is, possibly, but then what do you have to lose?



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