Aerosol transmission of biology in the built environment (part 1)


Over the years, the CDC and numerous other health authorities have downplayed airborne transmission.  If you follow our blog or social media, you know we spend a great deal of time presenting studies showing and confirming airborne transmission of numerous bugs.  This post will start with staphylococcus aureus and end with measles.



Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE) is now a common medical and community acquired pathogen.  This bug Is also airborne.  Note the CDC is still pushing the idea that it is not airborne.  Here are four studies that say it is.  Having looked at this problem for years, Healthy Builds takes the position that any and all micro-organisms can and do move through the air, and many of them can infect.


With the global outbreak of Monkey Pox, the method of transmission became a critical discussion point in infection control circles.  The veterinarian community looks at transmission more like microbiologist.  If one variant is airborne, then the variants should be looked at as airborne.   Listed below at three studies stating Monkeypox is airborne, five studies stating smallpox is airborne and four studies identifying chicken pox as airborne.  Smallpox and monkeypox belongs to the Variola virus species genus Orthopoxvirus, family Poxviridae.  Chicken pox belongs to the variola species too but is a different genus and family.  All they re all airborne.


Small pox studies showing the virus is airborne!


Although a different genus of the Variola species, chickenpox is also an airborne pathogen


Measles is a highly contagious, severe disease caused by a virus. Before the establishment of measles vaccine in 1963 and widespread vaccinations, major epidemics occurred approximately every 2–3 years and measles caused an estimated 2.6 million deaths each year.  More than 140 000 people died from the virus in 2018 – mostly children under the age of 5 years, despite the availability of a safe and effective vaccine.  This is just one more airborne virus we have failed to protect the population from with upgraded ventilation, filtration, UV and humidity,that%20airborne%20spread%20is%20unusual.


It is very clear that the medical community is not getting this right.  Looking at transmission requires a multidisciplinary approach.  Dr. Lydia Bourouiba clearly blew the doors off the CDC's droplet precaution.  This MIT mathematician clearly showed the movement of pathogens through the air was very different from the information the CDC is providing.







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