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Life Sciences => Physiology & Medicine => COVID-19 => Topic started by: melaniejs on 23/03/2020 15:04:14

Title: How does the source of infection affect severity of infection?
Post by: melaniejs on 23/03/2020 15:04:14
Martyn asks:

How does the number of virus particles initially infecting an individual affect the progress of the disease in terms of the incubation period, severity etc.? In other words, is there a difference between getting a small number of particles via minor cross-contamination versus breathing in when an infected person coughs in your face.

Anyone know?