Researchers are working on handheld devices that can signal the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in the air.
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Miniaturized laboratory equipment is making it easier to identify airborne pathogens in the field, but there's still work ahead to be able to instantly determine if a room is safe or contaminated.
Coughing, sneezing, talking and even just breathing can produce airborne particles that can spread SARS-CoV-2.
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SARS-CoV-2 can be spread through the air. But just how much of a factor that is has been hard to determine. Recent evidence suggests it is common, posing problems as public places begin to reopen.
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A new reactor may soon be able to safely disinfect the air in crowded spaces.
Ebola is not spread through small airborne particles or larger droplets from coughing or sneezing.
Suggestions the Ebola virus could “mutate” into a form that is transmissible by the respiratory route are speculative, and the likelihood of it happening are low. Nonetheless, the idea appears to have…