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At U-M, Risk From Surface Contamination of COVID-19 Was Much Lower Than Air Transmission

May 2, 2022

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According to researchers from Michigan Public Health, air transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind the coronavirus pandemic, was much higher than surface transmission at the University. Researchers reviewed samples from across campus and found that the risk of surface transmission was 1,000 times lower than airborne transmission. Chuanwu Xi, professor of Environmental Health Sciences and Global Public Health, shares key insights from the two-year study.

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