Airborne Transmission of SARS-CoV-2

  title={Airborne Transmission of SARS-CoV-2},
  author={Amanda Cronin Staudt and Jennifer Saunders and Julie A. Pavlin and Marilee K Shelton-Davenport},

A Simulation-Based Approach To Mitigate Disease Transmission Risk From Aerosol Particles In Buildings

Understanding the role of architectural design in identifying the risk of disease transmission is essential for creating resilience in buildings. Here we used a Grasshopper simulation workflow to

Detection of dental fomites using topical fluorescein

Fluorescein facilitates the detection of droplet spread and helps clinical staff to see high-risk areas that require in-depth cleaning and may be useful for dental practices to train staff in the thorough decontamination of the clinical environment.

Long distance airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2: rapid systematic review

Evidence is found suggesting that long distance airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 might occur in indoor settings such as restaurants, workplaces, and venues for choirs, and identified factors such as insufficient air replacement that probably contributed to transmission.

The cost-effectiveness of standalone HEPA filtration units for the prevention of airborne SARS CoV-2 transmission

It is cost-effective to improve indoor ventilation in small businesses in older buildings that lack HVAC systems during the pandemic, and improving ventilation rate to 12 air changes per hour is the equivalent of hospital-grade filtration systems used in emergency departments.

Characterisation of Particle Size and Viability of SARS-CoV-2 Aerosols from a Range of Nebuliser Types Using a Novel Sampling Technique

Little is understood about the impact of nebulisation on the viability of SARS-CoV-2. In this study, a range of nebulisers with differing methods of aerosol generation were evaluated to determine

Simulation of thermal sanitization of air with heat recovery as applied to airborne pathogen deactivation

The technique of air sterilization by thermal effect was revisited in this work. The impact of incorporating a high efficiency heat recovery exchanger to a sterilizing cell was especially assessed. A

A city-level analysis of PM2.5 pollution, climate and COVID-19 early spread in Spain

The results of the analysis show that the 4-week Spanish lockdown significantly reduced the PM 2.5 levels in only one city despite the drastically reduced human activity, suggesting that a longer period applying human activity restrictions is necessary in order to achieve significant reductions of PM 2-5 levels.

Practical Indicators for Risk of Airborne Transmission in Shared Indoor Environments and Their Application to COVID-19 Outbreaks.

COVID-19 outbreaks show a clear trend that is consistent with airborne infection and enable recommendations to minimize transmission risk, and it is important that future outbreak reports include information on masking, ventilation and aerosol-removal rates, number of occupants, and duration of exposure, to investigate airborne transmission.

Analytic modeling and risk assessment of aerial transmission of SARS-CoV-2 virus through vaping expirations in shared micro-environments

Vaping emissions in shared indoor spaces involve only a minuscule added risk of COVID-19 contagion with respect to the already existing (unavoidable) risk from continuous breathing, significantly less than speaking or coughing.

Detection and Quantification of Enteric Pathogens in Aerosols Near Open Wastewater Canals in Cities with Poor Sanitation.

Urban sanitation infrastructure is inadequate in many low-income countries, leading to the presence of highly concentrated, uncontained fecal waste streams in densely populated areas. Combined with