Can a toilet promote virus transmission? From a fluid dynamics perspective

The study titled “Can a toilet promote virus transmission? From a fluid dynamics perspective,” conducted by Yun-yun Li, Ji-Xiang Wang, and Xi Chen and published in Physics of Fluids (2020), explores the potential role of toilet flushing in spreading virus particles, specifically focusing on SARS-CoV-2. The study is pertinent given the fecal-oral transmission route of many viruses, including SARS-CoV-2. Key Findings: This study underscores the importance of considering toilets as potential sources of virus transmission, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides valuable insights into how toilet design and usage habits can be modified to mitigate the…