Tag: <span>aerosols</span>

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Study reveals that airborne pathogen can last up to three hours

When the virus becomes suspended in droplets smaller than five micrometers ―known as aerosols― it can stay suspended for about a half-hour, researchers said, before drifting down and settling on surfaces where it can linger for hours (in the study’s experimental setup, the virus stayed suspended for three hours, but it would drift down much...

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New coronavirus may spread as an airborne aerosol, like SARS

The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 can be detected up to 3 hours after aerosolization and can infect cells throughout that time period, the study authors found. To see how long SARS-CoV-2 survives as an aerosol, the researchers fed samples of the virus through a nebulizer and sprayed the aerosolized particles into a drum-like structure. They then...