Airborne Transmission of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2): What We Know

Jonathan M. Samet, Kimberly Prather, Georges Benjamin, Seema Lakdawala, John Martin Lowe, Arthur Reingold, John Volckens, Linsey C. Marr

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Abstract

We examine airborne transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) potential using a source-to-dose framework beginning with generation of virus-containing droplets and aerosols and ending with virus deposition in the respiratory tract of susceptible individuals. By addressing 4 critical questions, we identify both gaps in addressing 4 critical questions with answers having policy implications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1924-1926
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume73
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 15 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Airborne transmission
  • COVID-19
  • SARS-CoV-2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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