High efficiency detection of airborne virus using a condensation growth sampling method
Everyone agrees that the novel coronavirus can spread through large drops of liquid. The coronavirus may also be able to travel from person to person through tiny particles (AEROSOLS) floating in the air, according to a recent letter signed by 239 scientists from across the globe. There have been reported outbreaks of COVID-19 in some closed settings, such as restaurants, nightclubs, places of worship or places of work where people may be shouting, talking, or singing. In these outbreaks, AEROSOL TRANSMISSION, particularly in these indoor locations where there are crowded and inadequately ventilated spaces where infected persons spend long periods of time with others, cannot be ruled out. The new understanding of how the coronavirus spreads may also lead to better strategies for slowing the pandemic, including improving ventilation and installing indoor air filters. Airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19 infections, is well established. Questions remain, however, as to the sources, transport, exposures, AEROSOL SIZE DISTRIBUTION, viral load, infectivity and dose required for infection. The talk gives an overview about the findings on the virus transmitted as an AEROSOL. Detecting the airborne virus using a condensation growth sampling method that gently collects the virus with high efficiency, maintaining viability and preserving genomic integrity is discussed.
- Evidence for airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2
- Series 300 BioSpot-VIVASTM Bioaerosol Sampler
- Series 110A Spot SamplerTM aerosol particle collector
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