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Aerosol transmission of SARS-CoV-2? Evidence, prevention and control.
Environ Int. 2020 11; 144:106039.EI

Abstract

As public health teams respond to the pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), containment and understanding of the modes of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) transmission is of utmost importance for policy making. During this time, governmental agencies have been instructing the community on handwashing and physical distancing measures. However, there is no agreement on the role of aerosol transmission for SARS-CoV-2. To this end, we aimed to review the evidence of aerosol transmission of SARS-CoV-2. Several studies support that aerosol transmission of SARS-CoV-2 is plausible, and the plausibility score (weight of combined evidence) is 8 out of 9. Precautionary control strategies should consider aerosol transmission for effective mitigation of SARS-CoV-2.

Authors+Show Affiliations

China CDC Key Laboratory of Environment and Population Health, National Institute of Environmental Health, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing 100021, China; Center for Global Health, School of Public Health, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 211166, China.China CDC Key Laboratory of Environment and Population Health, National Institute of Environmental Health, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing 100021, China.Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA.China CDC Key Laboratory of Environment and Population Health, National Institute of Environmental Health, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing 100021, China.Environmental Research Center, Duke Kunshan University, Kunshan, Jiangsu 215316, China; Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA.China CDC Key Laboratory of Environment and Population Health, National Institute of Environmental Health, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing 100021, China.China CDC Key Laboratory of Environment and Population Health, National Institute of Environmental Health, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing 100021, China.China CDC Key Laboratory of Environment and Population Health, National Institute of Environmental Health, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing 100021, China.China CDC Key Laboratory of Environment and Population Health, National Institute of Environmental Health, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing 100021, China.China CDC Key Laboratory of Environment and Population Health, National Institute of Environmental Health, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing 100021, China.China CDC Key Laboratory of Environment and Population Health, National Institute of Environmental Health, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing 100021, China.China CDC Key Laboratory of Environment and Population Health, National Institute of Environmental Health, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing 100021, China.Kirby Institute, Faculty of Medicine, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; College of Public Service & Community Solutions and College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University, USA.China CDC Key Laboratory of Environment and Population Health, National Institute of Environmental Health, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing 100021, China; Center for Global Health, School of Public Health, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 211166, China. Electronic address: shixm@chinacdc.cn.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32822927

Citation

Tang, Song, et al. "Aerosol Transmission of SARS-CoV-2? Evidence, Prevention and Control." Environment International, vol. 144, 2020, p. 106039.
Tang S, Mao Y, Jones RM, et al. Aerosol transmission of SARS-CoV-2? Evidence, prevention and control. Environ Int. 2020;144:106039.
Tang, S., Mao, Y., Jones, R. M., Tan, Q., Ji, J. S., Li, N., Shen, J., Lv, Y., Pan, L., Ding, P., Wang, X., Wang, Y., MacIntyre, C. R., & Shi, X. (2020). Aerosol transmission of SARS-CoV-2? Evidence, prevention and control. Environment International, 144, 106039. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2020.106039
Tang S, et al. Aerosol Transmission of SARS-CoV-2? Evidence, Prevention and Control. Environ Int. 2020;144:106039. PubMed PMID: 32822927.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Aerosol transmission of SARS-CoV-2? Evidence, prevention and control. AU - Tang,Song, AU - Mao,Yixin, AU - Jones,Rachael M, AU - Tan,Qiyue, AU - Ji,John S, AU - Li,Na, AU - Shen,Jin, AU - Lv,Yuebin, AU - Pan,Lijun, AU - Ding,Pei, AU - Wang,Xiaochen, AU - Wang,Youbin, AU - MacIntyre,C Raina, AU - Shi,Xiaoming, Y1 - 2020/08/07/ PY - 2020/05/11/received PY - 2020/07/30/revised PY - 2020/08/03/accepted PY - 2020/8/22/pubmed PY - 2020/10/27/medline PY - 2020/8/22/entrez KW - Airborne transmission KW - COVID-19 KW - Hospital KW - Mask KW - Precaution KW - Respiratory protection SP - 106039 EP - 106039 JF - Environment international JO - Environ Int VL - 144 N2 - As public health teams respond to the pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), containment and understanding of the modes of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) transmission is of utmost importance for policy making. During this time, governmental agencies have been instructing the community on handwashing and physical distancing measures. However, there is no agreement on the role of aerosol transmission for SARS-CoV-2. To this end, we aimed to review the evidence of aerosol transmission of SARS-CoV-2. Several studies support that aerosol transmission of SARS-CoV-2 is plausible, and the plausibility score (weight of combined evidence) is 8 out of 9. Precautionary control strategies should consider aerosol transmission for effective mitigation of SARS-CoV-2. SN - 1873-6750 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32822927/Aerosol_transmission_of_SARS_CoV_2_Evidence_prevention_and_control_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0160-4120(20)31994-2 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -