Aerosol transmission of biology in the built environment (part 3)

Airborne bugs are an issue in the farming community.  They have tracked airborne virus in numerous studies.  Below are a few studies on e coli, one of the previous studies linked to wastewater showed e coli in the air in wastewater facilities


Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) is a coronavirus that devastated the pork industry in the United States and Canada.   Billions of dollar loss, due to PEDv in the pork products industry.  Amazingly we were not able to learn from the SARS epidemic, PEDv epidemic and the MERS epidemic all of which were airborne.  The WHO just recently conceded that COVID was also airborne.


In farm production and meat packing there is a threat of aerosolized campylobacter, E.coli and salmonella leading to human and animal infection.


Check out our blog for more information on secondary infection tied to environmental contamination in animal farms and meat packing facilities. 



Airborne transmission of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection is currently impacting the United States along with seasonal flu and the on going COVID pandemic.



Flu transmission via airborne aerosol.


Airborne transmission remains the theme in part 3 of this Aerosol transmission blog post.  We have shown fungi, bacteria and viruses are all in the air.  I find it stunning how we were able to figure out the mode of transmission the Spanish Flu pandemic but took so long for COVID.


Bioaerosol transmission is a real thing.  Here are a few thoughts on moving forward.  A multidisciplinary approach to transmission if vital if we are going to figure this out.











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