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Minimum Size of Respiratory Droplets Containing SARS-CoV-2 and Aerosol Transmission Possibility

Version 1 : Received: 18 April 2020 / Approved: 19 April 2020 / Online: 19 April 2020 (03:21:32 CEST)
Version 2 : Received: 29 April 2020 / Approved: 30 April 2020 / Online: 30 April 2020 (05:30:30 CEST)

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Journal reference: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2020, 17
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17196960


A short review of the important studies was conducted to evaluate the potential of aerosol transmission of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The minimum size of droplets potentially carrying the SARS-CoV-2 was newly estimated and discussed in this review.


Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2); COVID19; Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus; bioaerosol; aerosol

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Comment 1
Received: 30 April 2020
Commenter: Byung Uk Lee
Commenter's Conflict of Interests: Author
Comment: References were added. An analysis on coronavirus bioaerosols was added in the section of “coronavirus bioaerosols”.
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