Low risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission by fomites in real-life conditions

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Low risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission by fomites in real-life conditions

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We read with interest the Comment by Emanuel Goldman highlighting experiments done under controlled laboratory conditions that suggest persistence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) on inanimate surfaces for days, with potential implications for viral transmission.2
Yet, at the same time, Goldman laments the absence of real-life studies investigating the infectious potential of SARS-CoV-2 on contaminated inanimate material and patient fomites, particularly in high-risk hospital wards.

Date Last Updated (Year-Month-Day)

2020-09-29

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Mondelli, Mario U., Marta Colaneri, Elena M. Seminari, Fausto Baldanti, and Raffaele Bruno. 2020. "Low risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission by fomites in real-life conditions." The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

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