The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its page on COVID-19 transmission to clarify other types of spread beyond person to person, such as by someone touching a surface that has the virus on it and then touching their own face. CDC notes that some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus and that it is still learning how the virus spreads and the severity of illness it causes. The update is in response to media reports that suggested a change in CDC’s view on transmissibility. The web update is intended to make the CDC’s content easier to read and not a result of any new science.

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