Posted 11 декабря 2020,, 07:48

Published 11 декабря 2020,, 07:48

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Epidemiologist described a portrait of the most dangerous distributor of covid

Epidemiologist described a portrait of the most dangerous distributor of covid

11 декабря 2020, 07:48
According to the deputy director for scientific work of the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor, Academician Alexander Gorelov said that among the carriers of COVID-19, the most dangerous can be considered those who are in a closed room without a mask and do not observe social distance.

These are people who spread the virus in closed rooms with poor air circulation, where there is no disinfection, where social distance is not observed and where no one wears personal protective equipment. A classic example is public transport", - Gorelov told

He stressed that the spread of infection is the result of non-observance of the main rule, according to the talk, a sick person must certainly stay at home. And with a severe course of covid, for example, when the sick person is constantly coughing, the risk of infection increases significantly. But in a closed room, the academician recalled, it is possible to get infected from an asymptomatic carrier.

According to the epidemiologist, the first case with a super-spreader was identified in South Korea. Then the sick woman infected 1.2 thousand people in the church. It was possible to identify this on mobile phones. Gorelov stated that such cases still occur.

Mass infections periodically occur in Russian medical institutions. For example, at the end of November, employees and patients of the Tula clinical hospital became infected . Before that, an outbreak of covid among doctors occurred on Sakhalin, where doctors complained of a lack of personal protective equipment.

As for the asymptomatic course of the disease, the head of the Moscow Rospotrebnadzor Yelena Andreyeva stated that in the city almost every second inhabitant with a positive test for covid is an asymptomatic carrier of the infection.