ABSTRACT Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019, is a respiratory virus primarily transmitted person to person through inhalation of droplets or aerosols, laden with viral particles. However, as recent studies have shown, virions can remain infectious for up to 72 h on surfaces, which can lead to transmission through contact.



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Citation: Ceth W. ParkerNitin SinghScott TigheAdriana BlachowiczJason M. WoodArman SeuylemezianParag VaishampayanCamilla UrbaniakRyan HendricksonPheobe LaaguibyKevin ClarkBrian G. ClementNiamh B. O’HaraMara Couto-RodriguezDaniela BezdanChristopher E. MasonKasthuri Venkateswaran