A worker seen in a protective face mask in Beijing on February 7, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE A worker seen in a protective face mask in Beijing on February 7, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
A worker seen in a protective face mask in Beijing on February 7, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE

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Coronavirus: What are ‘super spreaders’ and are they a cause for concern?

  • Poor hygiene, a weak immune system, or proximity to people vulnerable to illness are some reasons super spreading occurs
  • The most effective way to stop super spreaders is to ensure that infected cases are isolated quickly, says one expert

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A worker seen in a protective face mask in Beijing on February 7, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE A worker seen in a protective face mask in Beijing on February 7, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
A worker seen in a protective face mask in Beijing on February 7, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
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