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How Viruses Spread Indoors and What to Do About It

 

Understanding indoor viral transmission is important for preventing disease.

Humans are indoor creatures; most of their time (roughly 90%) is spent inside, especially when the winter months bring biting cold temperatures. But when people congregate in buildings, they share more than space—they also share microbes, some of which cause disease.

Over the past few years, the way pathogens (especially viruses) move through indoor spaces—from schools and offices to homes and hospitals—has become an important piece of the puzzle for controlling the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19. Understanding the ins and outs of viral transmission inside buildings can inform how these structures are designed and managed to keep occupants healthy.

Resource Link:

https://asm.org/Articles/2023/November/How-Viruses-Spread-Indoors-What-to-Do-About-It