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Chinese bus rider study finds evidence of 'airborne transmission'

Scientists fear coronavirus can spread through air, especially in closed areas

Evidence has been mounting that airborne virus particles, such as found in buses and trains, can infect people with COVID-19.

As a bus full of Buddhists approached a temple in the port city of Ningbo, Zhejiang Province on Jan. 19, the 68 people on board could not have known that one of them was spreading a frightening new virus.

Twenty-four of the passengers would later be diagnosed with COVID-19. Ningbo and Zhejiang public health officials suspect they contracted it during the 100-minute round trip.

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