Airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2

  title={Airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2},
  author={Kimberly A. Prather and Linsey C. Marr and Robert T. Schooley and Melissa A McDiarmid and Mary Wilson and Donald K. Milton},
  pages={303 - 304}

Airborne aerosols particles and COVID-19 transition

SARS-CoV-2 aerosol transmission and detection

  • M. Yao
  • Environmental Science
    Eco-Environment & Health
  • 2022

Dismantling myths on the airborne transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2)

Infectious SARS-CoV-2 Is Emitted in Aerosol Particles

SARS-CoV-2 is a respiratory virus and has been isolated from the air near COVID-19 patients. Here, using a hamster model of infection, we demonstrate that SARS-CoV-2 is emitted in aerosol particles

COVID-19: the case for aerosol transmission

  • R. Tellier
  • Environmental Science
    Interface Focus
  • 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic is the most severe pandemic caused by a respiratory virus since the 1918 influenza pandemic. As is the case with other respiratory viruses, three modes of transmission have been

A guideline to limit indoor airborne transmission of COVID-19

An indoor safety guideline that would impose an upper bound on the “cumulative exposure time,” the product of the number of occupants and their time in an enclosed space is derived, which depends on the rates of ventilation and air filtration, dimensions of the room, breathing rate, respiratory activity and face mask use of its occupants, and infectiousness of the respiratory aerosols.

Airborne transmission of respiratory viruses

The authors suggest that airborne transmission may be the dominant form of transmission for several respiratory pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2, and that further understanding of the mechanisms underlying infection from the airborne route will better inform mitigation measures.

SARS-CoV-2 and Environmental Samples: A Methodological Approach to Have Consistent and Comparable Results

Since the beginning of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, large attention has been focused on the relationship between SARS-CoV-2 diffusion and environment. As a matter of fact, clear

SARS-CoV-2 Remained Airborne for a Prolonged Time in a Lockdown Confined Space

The COVID-19 outbreak was triggered by SARS-CoV-2 contaminated environments, where the employees inhaled the virus from the air or touching facility surfaces where the traveler did not have any physical contacts with.



Reducing transmission of SARS-CoV-2

For society to resume, measures designed to reduce aerosol transmission must be implemented, including universal masking and regular, widespread testing to identify and isolate infected asymptomatic individuals.

Viable SARS-CoV-2 in the air of a hospital room with COVID-19 patients

How can airborne transmission of COVID-19 indoors be minimised?

Transmission of SARS‐CoV‐2 by inhalation of respiratory aerosol in the Skagit Valley Chorale superspreading event

It is demonstrated that the risk of infection is modulated by ventilation conditions, occupant density, and duration of shared presence with an infectious individual, and how the risk would vary with several influential factors.

The airborne lifetime of small speech droplets and their potential importance in SARS-CoV-2 transmission

Observations confirm that there is a substantial probability that normal speaking causes airborne virus transmission in confined environments.

Short-range airborne route dominates exposure of respiratory infection during close contact

In this study, the exposure to exhaled droplets during close contact with an infected person and the mechanism of exposure to droplets expired at close contact are studied.

COVID-19 patients in earlier stages exhaled millions of SARS-CoV-2 per hour

  • Jianxin MaX. Qi M. Yao
  • Physics
    Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • 2020
COVID-19 patients recruited in Beijing exhaled millions of SARS-CoV-2 RNA copies into the air per hour, and exhaled breath samples had the highest positive rate, suggesting breath emission may play an important role in the CO VID-19 transmission.