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The COVID-19 infection can spread through flatulence.

Health experts have so far not identified faecal-oral contamination or fart as a factor in the virus transmission.

Andy Tagg, an Australian doctor, had tweeted that people may be spreading coronavirus through a fart. He said that perhaps SARS-CoV-2 could be spread through the power of parping, it has the potential to spray talc long distances, and in terms of size, a particle of talcum powder is five times bigger than a 5-micron aerosol droplet.

Recently, the CDC's journal described how the virus was detected in the fecal matter of an asymptomatic child up to 17 days after exposure. While scientists are still researching the spread of COVID-19, health experts believe the novel coronavirus mainly spreads when an infected person coughs or sneezes, releasing respiratory droplets into the air.

However, the transmission of coronavirus through gases has never been demonstrated. The WHO had suggested that the virus may be present in feces in some cases, but there have not been reports of fecal-oral transmission of COVID-19. Also, there is no proof about the survival of the coronavirus in water or sewage.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

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