UF Researchers Find Viable Viruses in Aerosols that Cause COVID-19

August 27, 2020 in Air ResourcesEnvironmental Engineering SciencesNewsResearch Highlights

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New research from the University of Florida provides strong evidence that aerosol transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, may be possible.

A team of UF researchers, led by John Lednicky, Ph.D., and Chang-Yu Wu, Ph.D., found that SARS-CoV-2 in aerosols can be cultured, sparking the need to reevaluate current safety protocols to reduce transmission in indoor spaces.

See the full story from UF’s Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment here: https://www.essie.ufl.edu/uf-researchers-find-viable-viruses-in-aerosols-that-cause-covid-19/

For further information on the study, visit https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.08.03.20167395v1.

UF Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment
Reba Liddy Hernandez

UF College of Public Health and Health Professions
Jill Pease

UF Emerging Pathogens Institute
Nicolle Michaels Roberts

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