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Survival of SARS-CoV-2 on Non-Porous Materials in an Experimental Setting Representative of Fomites

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Namur Research Institute for Life Sciences (NARILIS), Integrated Veterinary Research Unit (URVI), Université de Namur, 61 rue de Bruxelles, 5000 Namur, Belgium
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Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM) UMR 1137, Infection Antimicrobials Modelling Evolution (IAME), Université de Paris, 75018 Paris, France
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Infection Control Unit, Publique–Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), Bichat-Claude Bernard University Hospital, 46 rue Henri Huchard, 75018 Paris, France
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Department of Virology, Publique–Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), Bichat-Claude Bernard University Hospital, 46 rue Henri Huchard, 75018 Paris, France
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Academic Editor: Ajay Vikram Singh
Coatings 2021, 11(4), 371; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings11040371
Received: 16 February 2021 / Revised: 10 March 2021 / Accepted: 18 March 2021 / Published: 24 March 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Antiviral Coating as Sustainable Measure to Fight Viral Pandemic)
To better understand plausible SARS-CoV-2 transmission through fomites, a physiological model was designed to analyze the decay rate of SARS-CoV-2 infectivity. We focused on non-porous materials present in high-touch surfaces or used as containment barrier surfaces, namely glass, acrylic glass, photo-activated coated glass, stainless steel and aluminium. SARS-CoV-2 survival depended on the material considered, with half-lives on glass, photo-activated coated glass, stainless steel and aluminium equal to 6.9, 4.1, 3.5 and 2.3 h, respectively. This study highlights the potential utility of coatings in the fight against the current threat. In addition, it spotlights the need for standardizing assays to assess indirect transmission of COVID-19. View Full-Text
Keywords: SARS-CoV-2; stability; persistence; fomites; non-porous materials; glass; stainless steel; aluminium; photo-activated glass SARS-CoV-2; stability; persistence; fomites; non-porous materials; glass; stainless steel; aluminium; photo-activated glass
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Bonil, L.; Lingas, G.; Coupeau, D.; Lucet, J.-C.; Guedj, J.; Visseaux, B.; Muylkens, B. Survival of SARS-CoV-2 on Non-Porous Materials in an Experimental Setting Representative of Fomites. Coatings 2021, 11, 371. https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings11040371

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Bonil L, Lingas G, Coupeau D, Lucet J-C, Guedj J, Visseaux B, Muylkens B. Survival of SARS-CoV-2 on Non-Porous Materials in an Experimental Setting Representative of Fomites. Coatings. 2021; 11(4):371. https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings11040371

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Bonil, Laura, Guillaume Lingas, Damien Coupeau, Jean-Christophe Lucet, Jérémie Guedj, Benoît Visseaux, and Benoît Muylkens. 2021. "Survival of SARS-CoV-2 on Non-Porous Materials in an Experimental Setting Representative of Fomites" Coatings 11, no. 4: 371. https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings11040371

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