COVID-19 transmission risks and precautions (Podcast Episode 33)

This episode is shared from Mayo Clinic Q&A.

Guest: Gregory A. Poland, M.D. (@drgregpoland)

Host: Halena M. Gazelka, M.D. (@hmgazelkamd)

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most common mode of transmission for COVID-19 is through close contact from person to person. While it is possible to get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching your own mouth, nose or possibly your eyes, this isn't thought to be the main way the virus spreads. Gregory A. Poland, M.D., an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, discusses virus transmission and steps to take to keep yourself safe.

AskMayoExpert COVID-19 Navigator resources: https://askmayoexpert.mayoclinic.org/navigator/COVID-19 

This education is supported in part by an independent medical education grant from Pfizer Inc. and is in accordance with ACCME guidelines.

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Published

August 6, 2020

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Mayo Clinic