A Study Says, Family Members Of Pandemic Patient Might Not Contact Virus

Mon Aug 03 2020 18:30:12 GMT+0530 (IST)

In the light of the situation in India reaching an alarming with the spread of the virus, the study carried out by the Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar gives hope.

The study stressed that quite contradictory to what most of the public thinks about the ongoing pandemic, the virus is not that contagious. The study took the information provided by various researchers on the family transmission of the pandemic.

Talking about the same, Indian Institute of Public Health director Dileep Mavalankar said the chances of family members who live at the same place contacting the virus are very low even after one of them testing positive for the virus.

However, he said that in some instances all the family members in some families contacted the respiratory disease but the percentage of family transmission is very low.

He went on to say that, despite the massive growth in the fresh infections of the respiratory disease more than 85 percent of the people did not contact the virus even after one of their family members tested pandemic positive