By Ginger Allen

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) — Despite concerns, federal agencies and experts confirm the coronavirus is not likely traveling through the mail.

The New England Journal of Medicine released a study earlier this week finding the virus can be detected up to three hours in air droplets and up to three days on some surfaces.

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Now, the World Health Organization shared this statement on its website:

“The risk of catching the virus that causes COVID-19 from a package that has been moved, travelled, and exposed to different conditions and temperature is…low.”

And, in a joint news conference earlier this week, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also reported evidence from China that shows COVID-19 is not transmitted through packages.

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“If mail was the primary way of infection spread, we would have seen more infections popping in remote parts of the world. Instead we saw it among travelers…[who] came out of China before they got sick,” said CDC Deputy Director for Infectious Disease Dr. Jay Butler.

The federal agencies report mail travels through a variety of temperatures reducing the likelihood of transmission.

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Scholars and professors at John Hopkins University and Yale University have also stated the threat is no different than getting take out food or buying groceries.